-Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart.
I know I am alive today because I woke up feeling strange, from a nightmare where I was being arrested for stealing a pen. Yes, somehow something funny that happened manifested itself into my brain and gave me an anxiety dream. I had to laugh at myself for this one!
I know I am alive today because later I spent/wasted the time from noon until 3:30PM at the Brooklyn DMV, pretending to distract myself from misery with Whole Living Magazine...and left sans license. (not "liscense" as my predictive text kept spelling out on my "smart"phone.)
I know I am alive today because when I tried to watch Modern Family after the DMV debacle to get a laugh, my computer kept stalling out and I was unable to stream video.
I know I am alive today because I took the train into Manhattan to go to Anthropologie to look around, and I walked to what I thought was 375 W. Broadway...I was at 375 something Broadway at least...and there was no Anthropologie there.
Without all of these little (or big depending on how you interpret each situation)...nuisances, I would have perhaps not have noticed the little things that happened today as acutely as I did.
First off, a BIG thing! Mark gave Missy the ring today! Now I can blog freely and openly about our adventures in covert Wedding dress shopping and planning out the ceremony!
And now some little things, some of which may have gone unnoticed had the bad things not happened...
I am thankful for both the ups and downs of life.