There is a lot of beauty in this world. I wake up each day with dozens of things to be thankful for. Space heaters, sunny windows and mushroom soup, sleepy daughters and brave friends are on today’s list of just a few.
When I think of all the amazing people I know and can call my friends, I am humbled. The family members who care about me and send me their love, I hope to love them well, too.
Here’s the “but” though. For each thing I am happy about, I feel a little sad. I feel sad because I am ever aware of how temporary everything is. This has become more marked as I have gotten older. While my ability to experience deep joy and tight bonds has grown, so has the sad little tug at my heart.
For each joy I enfold, there is a sad story I…
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