Since my Health-O-Meter is reading at a solid 70% today, a little bounce has returned to my step, a bit of color to my cheeks. I've only coughed up a partial lung this morning and my sinuses have cleared up to a mere sniffle. The urge to run a few miles today is strong, but I should probably pace myself.
A gradual return to health tops my list of goodness today.
Followed closely by the announcement of a new book coming soon by Donna Tartt, who has only written two novels but they're both deliciously awesome. If you've never read The Secret History or The Little Friend, you must.
Last night went really well in my preschool room at church, despite the fact that I felt like crap. God is mighty! (That was the theme for the night--we learned about the parting of the Red Sea.) Every year a few little kids give me artwork for my fridge. This year has been a banner year--my fridge is covered by pictures drawn by these cutie-patooties. I really have no idea why little kids like me so much. It's a quirk, like my violent sneezing. If there's a little kid nearby, odds are pretty solid that they'll end up next to me, telling me their life story. The randomness of rugrat chatter cracks me up. My favorite moment of the night happened when we were reviewing Abraham & the covenant. Then I showed a picture of all Abraham's offspring. One little girl (who I've never seen wear anything but party dresses every week for two years straight) raised her hand and said, "What I don't understand is where are his daughters? Why do they only always talk about boys and not the girls?" A child after my own heart! Great question! Awesome for HER to want to see herself and her gender reflected in God's Word. She's really asking "Where am I in this whole story? How does this speak to me?" Challenge accepted! Will make a concerted effort to incorporate more GIRLS in our Bible lessons!
Deep theological ponderings prompted by a 4-year-old aside, I also posted a 139 point word on Words With Friends this morning. I blinked and stared because I had no idea that could even happen.
We have turkeys in our yard, more hours of daylight and fresh-baked apple-nut bread.
Spill it, reader. The goodness in your world today.