Did you ever have one of those days where upon awakening, you just know you're in a good mood? It's as if the planets are in align and forces are at work, plying their magic to make you the recipient of joyful sprinkles of stardust and happiness.
Yes, I know I'm weird. But for some strange reason, when I woke up this morning, I was really happy. It was as if all the bad stuff that began last June had never happened at all and I actually really felt that maybe life was going to be okay, after all.
And surprisingly, the day continued in that vein. My favorite songs played on the car radio on my ride to my job. Little things that I did worked the first time I tried them. Everything went smoothly at work. An entire classroom of second graders wrote me thank you notes that nearly had me in tears. I's been their guest reader the previous day and one child wrote "you read to us with such expression. I can tell that you really like to read. I bet you were a good reader when you were young. When I grow up, I want to read like that."
Good stuff. And good sentence structure, as well. I was very impressed and quickly wrote them all back telling them as much.
In the afternoon, I went outside to see my friend and co-worker, Alisa, who had come to collect her children. She's been out on medical leave and it was so good to see her smiling face. While we were standing out there, I felt something gently plop on my head. At first I thought it was beginning to rain, but looking up, I saw seagulls. I'd just been the recipient of seagull poop! Not to gross you out or anything, but it was very runny, so no worries. Besides, everyone knows it's good luck to have a bird poop on you.
Driving home, I seemed to make every light. And when I got home, I actually stopped to collect our mail from the box out on the main road. I don't like getting the mail because it's usually depressing with all the bills. But today, we got a letter from Social Security. I pulled into the driveway, stopping the car. With trembling hands, I opened it, thinking I'd have to appeal, but received a nice surprise. My husband's disability has been approved.
And Lost is on tonight.
Life is good.
Until tomorrow, my friends . . .
PS ~ Please excuse the sappiness. It's just the stardust still at work. Ha!