another restless night forced me to jump out of bed and forget that i needed that sleep to function right now. maybe working instead of blogging. novel thought. this has become exciting to me. at least it is today. this summer has been QUITE THE THRILL. i'm learning about praise and contentment. so it's good for me.
i've been 22 for one month and ten days now and there is a lot more to be happy with than just celebrating six leap years or blowing out 252 candles. yes, i did just calculate that. thank god for supportive friends, used books, empathy, live music, fresh produce, cleanliness, smiles, my old bike, garage sales, regret, risks, lessons, my down comforter, insurance, vodka tonics, political differences, harvest vineyard, power adaptors, and the ability to decide that all these things are worth being thankful for.
the painting above is the start of something i'm doing for my church. no worries, it's not going to look like that at all. i'll keep you posted.