Once again, Gail, keep it in perspective...
Blog surfing this morning.
Went over to Jen Lemen.
Followed her link to Jen Ballantyne.
Followed her link to Meg.
Followed all that up with prayer.
For healing for Jen Ballantyne.
For more time with her sons.
For family and friends and others who care to surround her.
For the light of life to shine on and in her.
For a friend I know who is desperate to have a child.
For another who is pregnant with her third child at a time when neither she nor her husband have jobs.
For someone I know who is struggling with ongoing, low-grade, but persistent depression.
For those who are facing layoffs, repossession of homes and cars, and growing piles of bills.
For the families that lost their homes and loved ones in yesterday's storms here in the South.
Followed all that up with words of thankfulness.
For the great bounty of food we enjoy.
For our warm and strong home.
For our health and strength.
For the friends who love and encourage me, those near and far.
For soap and lotion and toothpaste.
For shoes and shirts and skirts.
For birds and squirrels and little Maya.
Once again, Gail, keep it in perspective.
PS. The top and bottom photos were taken by Kristiana, my quick-learning in-house photographer.
The middle one is a salad at Copper, our favorite Indian restaurant in Charlotte. That was taken while on a lunch date with Lisa and Kristiana.