My list from yesterday morning.
1. I feel kinda “normal” this morning. I like it when I’m at my norm, when nothing is setting me off.
2. I noticed, as of this morning, that I’m able to pray again. When people have come to mind, I’ve been able to pray for them rather than just worry about them or (worse yet) be indifferent toward them. It’s the evidence of a prayer life that I associate with the state of sobriety that I find to be the best, most useful state.
3. Slept during a normal time frame. I forget when I went to bed (8 or 9) but awoke at around 4am feeling rested and refreshed. Dreamed a lot too.
4. Heard from my daughter for the first time in a long time. All she said was “hey daddy, love you hope you’re well” and then didn’t reply to any of my following, very immediate, most excited texts. Still, that’s better than nothing. Grateful to hear that she is (1) alive, and (2) breathing. It does make a difference. ;)
5. This coffee is great, from the Sunset. I enjoyed jogging to the store and back in the 18 degrees. It didn’t feel oppressively cold, and the nice guy was working graveyard shift. Got a large Hi-Rev coffee, still working on it.
6. This is a really nice spot, where my apartment is. I like my desk, and where it sits, and the view. The seclusion really sits well with me, if truly appreciated and used properly. I like the early morning hours.
7. Nice chat with a good friend, one of the volunteers at the Center.
8. Soon I’ll be in the cafe, probably at the Round Table, probably writing music, probably smiling. Looking forward to church this morning, too. And you know — my life is good these days. There really is a lot to be grateful for.
9. Working on a big number in Act Two for the vocal score. It’s intriguing. There’s an interesting tension between the powerful statement of solidarity and the weird campy musical theatre show tune aspect. That’s the tension I’ve got to work with, in order to make this number truly great. And I will do so.
10. His blessings are new every morning. Great is His faithfulness.
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