Sunday, October 31, 2010

Daily Reminder # 153

It has been a strange day for me. I woke up tired and have felt very sad all day. Tomorrow (as I type this) is Halloween. For some reason I'm dreading it this year. I just want to crawl into bed and hide under the covers for a few days. No idea why.

I watched the Rally to Restore Sanity and found it wonderful, but spent much of the time - much of the day - on the edge of tears. But the rally was wonderful - good music, funny, witty humor - and a profound closing statement by Jon Stewart that I share below.  I think this, along with my gratitude list, will be the total of today's daily reminder.

Some things I'm grateful for today:

  • my furnace
  • my home
  • Jon Stewart
  • Stephen Colbert
  • the 250,000 or so people who attended his rally
  • people with good sense and good hearts
  • My great niece who's turned 10 yesterday
  • YouTube
  • television
  • water
  • blankets
  • my fuzzy robe
  • legs that hold me up (sort of)
  • my microwave
  • bombs that don't go off
  • the right to vote
  • hope

Happy Halloween!


Debbie said...

I watched most of it on C-Span last night. The speech was great.

Sorry you are feeling sad. You're not the only one. Change of seasons maybe? Winter on the horizon?

My Dad died on Oct 30th and I was at a Halloween party 51 years ago. Not a big fan either...

Ups and downs :)

The Bug said...

I can understand being teary yesterday - listening to his speech made me tear up. I think he was actually kind of overwhelmed with the response.