It’s The Little Things That Make Things Better

I’ve been writing a lot of doom & gloom here lately, but in thinking about my life right now, despite the stress I’ve been under, and despite the pile of day-job work I need to do this week, there are some good things:

I love that my daughter’s last words before sleeping last night were “I love you, daddy. You’re the best.”

I love that my wife has had almost a week of being pain-free.

I love that my cat comes running to bed whenever I go.

I love that some of my students offered to help me carry things to the classroom this morning.

I love that the Westboro Baptist Church couldn’t find Leonard Nimoy’s funeral.

I love that the guy who laid a trap and killed a German exchange student will spend the rest of his life in prison.

I love that my book is almost ready for beta readers.

I love that my VP17 classmates are amazing folks who continue to stay in touch and support each other.

I love that I haven’t had an episode of afibrillation in over a year.

I love that my weight is going down again.

I love that on my bike ride this weekend, I saw 15 turkeys, a rabbit 2 deer, a flock of geese flying under the bridge I was on, and two egrets.

Published by Michael R. Johnston

Father of an eighth grader, high school English teacher, writer. Fifty years old and feeling almost every bit of it on some days, and not a bit of it on others. Based in Sacramento, California, USA

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