I have been laughing out loud a lot lately.
Praise the Lord for consistently good days, good weather, a good school and teaching job, and wonderful friends; for meals with the people I love; for my shelter and security; for my upcoming trip to Seattle; for walks on nice days and sharing things in common; for Michigan Cherry Chili, red velvet cake balls, and anything with sweet potatoes or pumpkin; for bamboo and its ability to stay alive; and for my family who welcomes me home with open arms, no matter how long I've been away.
As Florence would say, "It's always darkest before the dawn."
Sometimes the night is long, two years long, but the morning always comes, and she comes with a glorious sunrise.
A quick overview of my fall so far: