I had a post written and my website decided to delete the thing. My original post was more of a rant than a self-respecting blog post, so I'll take it as a sign that I need to write about something else.
Suppose that, instead of ranting about my insecurities, I'll talk about what I'm grateful for.
Two separate people said that they like my shirt today. One of those was a five-year-old who wasted no time in touching the fabric. Granted, it's a soft shirt, and rather comfortable. It's green with a nice pink and red floral print. The top half of the shirt is fitted and stretchy, and there's lace at the hem. More importantly, it has a modest neckline--which is something hard to find in the Junior's section at Kohl's.
I got to spend some time outside today when I watched the kindergarteners at recess. It was a lovely day. Not too hot, not too cold. The sun was shining. There was a gentle breeze. The trees were a vibrant green that seemed contagiously alive.
I'm over my cold today. And my classroom had the good kind of Kleenexes that are soft on your nose and don't fall apart easily.
I watched the preschoolers when they napped. All of them slept. Usually, one or two of them will be awake. This time, they all slept. I used the 45 minutes I spent in the classroom to crochet a pocket for the cardigan I'm almost done making.
Someone left a review on Amazon for Where the Clouds Catch Fire. They left a rating on Where I Stand, too, but not a review. I don't care. Both of them were five stars.
I got to talk to my friend yesterday. I went shopping, too, and bought two books of crochet patterns for less than $10. One of them is full of gansey patterns, built to look like 19th-century British fishing sweaters. I can't wait to make some of the wonderful things in that book.
I treated myself to ice cream after work today. There's a small business downtown that we try to frequent. Downtown was busy, so I was forced to parallel park. I maneuvered into the parking spot perfectly on my first try--and I don't think I've parallel parked since my driving test.
You know what? Today's been a good day. Thank You, God, for this good day. Please show me how to make someone else's day a little better. Amen.
M. J. Piazza is a Jesus-loving, dog-walking country girl who just so happens to write books.