(1) I amazed myself by teaching all the music in Guys and Dolls to a large cast in a single 15-hour week of evening rehearsals. I further amazed myself by organizing the week’s rehearsal schedule and (for the most part) sticking to it. My boss says he’s proud of me, and I must admit I can’t remember the last time when I was either this organized or this focused. The myth of my old age has once again be debunked.
(2) Though I can’t seem to make a morning cup that’s strong enough (or lasts long enough) I’m grateful for morning coffee and for the good night’s sleep that preceded it. After last week, my brain literally shut down at 9:30pm last night. The Sabbath on this day has taken on new meaning.
(3) I’ve been both running and riding my bicycle a lot, since I rely primarily on my bike to get to work. Wednesday I both ran 2 miles in the morning and rode about 11 miles on the bike. I feel a lot better when I exercise than when I don’t, and I am thankful I’m able to do it.
(4) Work is going so well, as far as my ability to coordinate complex connections in my head while conducting a choral rehearsal, I’ve pretty much let go of my earlier frustrations over not being able to find ADHD meds. If a thing works, don’t fix it.
(5) There was a time last week when I was internally expressing frustration over always losing my socks. That night, there was an array of crew socks of varying design and color, sitting atop the table where food and hygienic items are usually placed at the Recovery Center. The next morning, I found two of my clean socks in the laundry room on top of the dryer. Grateful for the little ways God cares for me.
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