Monday, June 02, 2014
Life is Good
Life is good, and I am grateful.
I seem to be hearing the same sentiment all around me lately. Life is not perfect. It isn't exactly "comfortable" most of the time. And it could never get mistaken as "easy" - but, life is good. And I think if we can learn to feel comfortable in ourselves amidst all of its surprises, irritants and discomforts, we'll be able to see and enjoy all of its pleasures, joys and gifts.
One of our favorite things lately is making our first cup of morning coffee and sitting out on the lawn with our "girls" - letting them wander around exploring and pecking. I also have this constant hankering to sit on the front porch in the evenings. We don't really even have a front porch. We have front steps, and a concrete landing just big enough for us to fit two old ikea dining chairs beside the door. And I love it. We leave the front door wide open despite the flies and bees it kindly invites into the main house, we crank up my dad's old record player we had repaired and we sip on something strong.
Work is crazy. My body seems to have some old grudge against me. The house has a few dozen projects that need attention (not to mention flies). We're planning a wedding on the fast track. And we're working on growing together. It's stressful and demanding. But it's also fun, when I take the time to remember.
Life is good. And inside these moments, I find comfort.