“Aging is the extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.” – David Bowie
So I aged a little bit today. Every now and then, it’s possible to catch a glimpse of something in ourselves that really isn’t as it ought to be. Maybe we’re not as patient or kind as we thought we were. Maybe we could be more careful with our words. Or thoughts. Or actions. Or whatever. Anyway, I caught a glimpse today of one of my “somethings”. It wasn’t a fun realization, but I’m grateful for it. After all, how do we change what we don’t realize needs improving?
But tomorrow I’m a little older. And I get a chance to try to do and be better. How lucky is that?
A few other points of gratitude:
A tiny dried bouquet was carried by the wind right to my doorstep when I got home from work.
A gorgeous cloud and light show out my office window had me playing an entire scene from the Lion King in my head. I kept hearing Mufasa say, “Re-mem-bah….re-mem-bah” And also Rafiki saying, “Hehe, WHAT was THAT? Very peeeculiar.” Total amusement.
Tonight was the best run I have had since November. Below is a photo I took from a run earlier this week because I didn’t take a single photo tonight; the run felt too good, too strong. It was as close to pure joy as I’ve felt in a long time.
The sky was spitting snow and I still have nine neighbors with their Christmas lights up.