Today's weather, news, and events: COLD and windy! Wind chill of -25... Gross.
In the news? A meteor hit Russia last Friday! It was 55 feet wide and weighed 10,000 tons! 1,000 people were injured and 4,000 buildings had their windows blown out due to the sonic boom. Crazy!
Events? Today is my niece, Finley's 5th birthday! Woohoo!
Today I feel: So tired... I never sleep well when the wind is howling! Let's just hope I can keep a headache away! (But I also feel great! I stepped on the scale this morning, and the number has gone down again!)
I am grateful for: Nieces and nephews. A warm home. A reliable car. A cozy office. Motivation. Will power. My elliptical machine. Waking up without the alarm. Music. Hot tea. The kid who visited me at church today - I overheard him say, "if you just add one more line, you turn a negative into a positive!" Awesome.
Spiritually I: am astounded at the gift of grace - and how it affects people's lives. Amazing.
People in my thoughts today: Birthday girls, Finley and Diane. Sue and her continued health concerns. Cheryl... wanting to visit her!
Magical moments (comfort, peace, and love): An email sent to me at the exact time I needed it, by a woman from church. One of those moments when I felt useless, ineffective, and hopeless. An email that said I was anything but. Talk about cheering me up!
Donations of the heart (acts of kindness, caring, sharing, and forgiveness): Hugs with a new member at our church on Sunday... Listening to her share how her life has changed - and God has called her back to Him - after a horrendous health concern. So glad to have her with us!
For a better tomorrow: Must get a LOT done at church, today!
QotD: Who is the craziest person in your life?
A friend-of-a-friend that we met last summer. He shows up at every event, dressed for the occasion (tweed vest and hat with tie for the British Arrows awards; full Twins baseball gear for a Twins game; Hawaiian shirt and shorts for the Polar Plunge, etc, etc) - and he does everything 100%. Including a 3lb burger challenge with chili fries! Ewww... He doesn't risk missing out on any experience!
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