A few thoughts this morning.

I am so in love with the messiness of life.

I used to try to avoid it. But not now.

I say that at this moment because I feel at peace. My kids are okay. The dogs are curled up next to me. I have a roof over my head and a little bit of money in my checking account. I’m having coffee and know, with some certainty, that the sun will rise shortly.

It’s moments like these where the gratitude and joy just wash over me. I don’t ask for them. I’m not looking for them.

They just come.

And they come because the tough patches of life come too, and they will come again and again and again.

And so too will the gratitude and the joy, over and over and over.