Today was one of those days when each hour brings some new reminder to stay alert. Several times today I wanted to curl up and be sad, and several times I was reminded of why I should chose to be grateful. At one point a total stranger made me feel furious and hurt, and later a different stranger's tragedy made me ache with empathy and sorrow. One stranger threatened my perspective, and another restored it.
It was an even day. For me.
It's not always this way.