This week has been wonderful. For no apparent reason, out of the blue (so to speak), I’ve come to the most bizarre realization that I love my life. Is it unusual to have walked on this earth for so many years without having that kind of thought clearly in one’s brain? It’s not that I’ve been ungrateful or dissatisfied…or maybe I was, or perhaps just not as grateful or happy with things as I should have been.
For now, World, I’m delighted to be here. Thanks for putting up with me.
It has been a good week, really. We had Valentine’s Day this week. Someone and I never exchange gifts for Valentine’s Day, but two of my students surprised me with little gifts of chocolate. I mean that literally – BIG surprise - I didn’t think things like that ever happen in college. One student gave me a small heart-shaped box of chocolate. Another gave me a home-made chocolate candy treat that she made herself – it was amazing!!! How very thoughtful of both of them to even think to give a gift to me.
So, in my last post, I was all excited about watching my UK Wildcats play basketball against Florida. The Cats totally sucked that night and we lost – it was a HORRIBLE game. We have won two games since then, but I won’t be getting too excited about any future games. It’s just bad luck.
Having said that, I’m going to circle back to loving life. Is it bad luck to say that things are just perfect lately and I hope it lasts? I think it is. Perhaps invisible delight is better than exuberant glee in cases like this. I will remain grinning on the inside and poker faced on the outside.