Sunday, October 14, 2018

Everyone should ...

  • Everyone should stand outside at midnight, on a clear night, in a area where there are no house or street lights, and look up. OH. MY. GOODNESS. The stars! THE STARS! They took my breath away this evening. SO many. All twinkly. And bright as shimmering diamonds. And SO VERY CLOSE. And so beautiful. If mountains are typically described as "majestic" then stars should have a word too. A word like, say, magnificent. Because it's completely overwhelming and a little bit dizzying when you stand underneath something so vast and so beautiful.

  • Everyone should feel loved when they're struggling with A Cold From Hell. Oh, I know. It's just a cold. But the never-ending, middle of the night (especially the middle of the night) coughing is tiring, no? So today, while I was still not dressed, had not washed my face, brushed my teeth, sitting out on the neighour's lawn (because our back yard gets no sun), Val dropped in. Bearing gifts:

(Raspberry cream chocolate, turkey sandwich, vitamins, tea and hand cream.)
My level of hospitality extended as far as encouraging her to help herself to the candy bow.)

  • Everyone should watch This Is Us. Ideally not when you're overtired and have a coughing/congested cold. Because oh my goodness. The feels. The tears. The snot. But the writing on that show just slays me. It touches an achy spot in my heart and makes me long for more. 
  • Everyone should (well, everyone in my corner of the world) should go for a drive during this glorious fall season we're experiencing. 

Three things I'm thankful for:

1. Lives, well-lived. 

I attended Terry's (step) dad's funeral on Friday afternoon. He had served both in the Armed Forces and the RCMP, so there was a full Honor Guard present. It really is quite something. So much respect for those who've served selflessly. 

2. Netflix. A sick person's best friend. 

3. Long afternoon talks with friends who help you go through two boxes of kleenex while you sniffle, tear-up, and blow yer noses. 


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