I hit a rough patch a bit ago and kind of ran off the road.. You may have visited that particular ditch in your travels as well, the place where things that would ordinarily slide off like water from a duck’s back instead bring you to your knees, and even the chocolate doesn’t taste good anymore. I won’t bore you with details, but at the beginning of this week, watching my plans and efforts crumble to dust, I wondered why I bother at all. It was a low point. But not today. Today, I remembered.
Today, Phyllis came to visit my camp and pooped on the floor, and I remembered how to laugh.
Phyllis the Polish hen. I can’t look at her without smiling.
Today, my new friends met my old friends, and I remembered why I love them both.
Rex, meet campers. Campers, meet Rex. Want to go to a movie?
Today, an elephant played me a harmonica tune, and I remembered how to sing.
I don’t even care that I have to clean the harmonica.
Today, an otter caught a snack, and I remembered there is wonder in the world.
I wonder how she bends like that.
Today, there was a splash pad and ice cream, and I remembered how sweet life is.
Today the water stopped, and I remembered I can make my own magic. Someone reminded me. Thanks for that, little buddy!
Today, I remembered why I love what I do. Today was a blessing.