The past couple of days have been rougher than usual between Jon being out of town, Maria being a premature teenager, and Mario being a pipsqueak. Work hasn’t added any joy to my life either. I definitely need a vacation soon – as does the rest of the family. I think we all need to take a load off and remember what it is about each of us that makes us all love each other so much! I am betting Mario and Maria will make us laugh hysterically just like we did in Florida and Jon and I will talk about things outside of the kids’ schedules, house chores and work. How wonderful that will be.
My mood got a big boost from this video that I found tonight on American Public Media’s On Being with Krista Tippett. I take refuge in the expressions of hope on the faces of the bystanders, and the childrens’ pure merriment in dancing in the street.