The Things

Here is a short-list of things I love and am grateful for today:

1) This picture of me, eee, and Doctor Penguin at Bethany’s wedding:

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2) My revolting, trusty, glow-in-the-dark Nalgene bottle with the HumanGear retrofit top.  I take it everywhere with me — even important meetings!:

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2) The photographic evidence of my many mini-holidays all over the world with my BFF eee:

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3) The everyday magic of seeing NYC on foot as a distance runner:

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(Long Island City, just off the Queensboro Bridge — betcha never knew there was this kind of gorgeous mystery right under there, did you?)

4) Dots.

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(Paul and I are both obsessed with this game.)

5) Getting out the last of the shakes left over from 2012.

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I’m not sorry that this has been a hard-fought victory.  I’m not ashamed that this has been a process of healing and forgiving.  Some things take…time.

I am strangely grateful that, in a roundabout way, I have given myself the space and the time that I needed  to get through the shitswamp.

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Throughout the month of November, I will be posting stories of change, gratitude, forgiveness, and grace — both my own words, and the tales of carefully selected guest voices.

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