Today was a great day. An interesting day. An exciting day. If John had been here to share it, it would have been perfect. He did call me twice today, though, so I feel like he was part of my experience.
For a few weeks, I have been corresponding with a woman at VisionAWARE, an online resource center which provides free, practical, hands-on information to increase independence and enhance quality of life for adults with vision loss, along with families, friends, and related professionals. She asked if she could interview me for their website. I agreed and answered her questions and gave some quotes from my blog and even read and approved the content before they posted it. Still, I was surprised to see this big article on their website today. I feel honored to be featured, but also a bit embarrassed and overwhelmed.
It’s such a nice article. They did such a good job. I feel so honored to be in the company of the other people who have been featured. It feels a little bit like winning an award – I don’t believe that I deserve it, but it sure feels good.
Then, someone on Twitter (Pictory) asked a question about a life lesson and I responded with a link to my blog post about “Bloom Where You’re Planted.” Pictory retweeted my response and my number of page views went up, up, up. I have said before that I don’t put too much emphasis on the numbers, but it felt great to watch the number of views rise.
Since John is still at camp, I stopped at Wegmans and picked up Indian food for dinner for myself, Sam and his girlfriend, Julie. It was delicious. I love having adult children. It is great to be able to talk with them and get their perspective on things. After dinner, Julie made us each a smoothie, and we sat on the front porch and drank them.
Some friends noticed (in my blog) that I am home and John is gone, and they invited me to go to a movie with them. How nice! I decided to stay home with Sam and Julie, but I really appreciated the offer.
That is the kind of day I have had. A day filled with delights. A day filled with surprises. A day filled with kindness. A day filled with grace. Today has been just a wonderful testament to the goodness of people and the love of a wonderful God who watches over the universe.