Everything is beautiful at this very moment. My wife is sick with our second child-to-be, asleep on the couch, but still sick. Our dauter is asleep, for the moment. I am thinking about the future, both mine and ours.
I believe that I have the power to create anything that I can conceive. That opportunities abound. This is not ficion. I know it to be true.
When did it get so fun to just be with others that you choose?
The more an more I think about my next steps, the greater my sense of hope increases. It is not in looking toward a goal that I find happiness. It is in seeing the passionate struggle as the best part if my day. Because it is.
I know that this is not my normal style of blogging, but I am always telling my students to push the boundaries of your niche. So, I guess I am pushing mine. As I blog from the one and only bathroom in my house and plan for a house big enough to see my children graduate from high school (whatever that may look like), I wanted to let everyone hat reads my blog know that I saw a good day today, and I have no reason to believe hat tomorrow will be any different.
I love the power and the quiet confidence of this post. While we may not feel it every single day, I think that acknowledging days like these and harnessing this power really does lead to more days like this one.
Ayn Rand is one of my favorite authors; has been since I was 15 years old and a sophomore in HS when I read The Fountainhead. But my favorite quote from Anthem comes for days like these:
“I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanction.”
This is said in the same quiet voice. It doesn’t need shouted. It just is.
And living and creating as you do, facing the changes you’re seeking, these days need, nay, deserve recognition and remembrance. Great choice to blog this.
Thank you for the encouragement. I’m glad that other people (or at least one other person) see the value in a simple declaration of beauty and being.