It’s 19 degrees outside this morning.
…but the sun is shining, and god, it’s beautiful.
I just got back from a morning workout and i’m listening to Jay-Z while making breakfast (which involves poached eggs, salmon, and yes, sriracha). Also, I happen to be drinking juice out of a wine glass. I have many guilty habits when it comes to eating. One of them is standing up to eat, and the other is wolfing down my food. At home, in secret, I often indulge in both. I promise I’m trying to be better about it, though. It’s the little things.
I choose joy. Today will be powered by some inspiration from Anne Lamott‘s writing:
“Joy is the best makeup.”
“Your problem is how you are going to spend this one and precious life you have been issued. Whether you’re going to spend it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it and find out the truth about who you are.”
“Hope is not about proving anything. It’s about choosing to believe this one thing, that love is bigger than any grim, bleak shit anyone can throw at us.”
“Clutter and mess show us that life is being lived…Tidiness makes me think of held breath, of suspended animation… Perfectionism is a mean, frozen form of idealism, while messes are the artist’s true friend. What people somehow forgot to mention when we were children was that we need to make messes in order to find out who we are and why we are here.”
“I have a lot of faith. But I am also afraid a lot, and have no real certainty about anything. I remembered something Father Tom had told me–that the opposite of faith is not doubt, but certainty. Certainty is missing the point entirely. Faith includes noticing the mess, the emptiness and discomfort, and letting it be there until some light returns.”
“Ever since the Internet was created it’s been organized around basic principles of openness, fairness, and freedom. There are no gatekeepers deciding which sites you get to access, and there are no toll roads on the information superhighway. [These principles] have unleashed the power of the Internet and given innovators the chance to thrive.”
– President Obama