When I send out my twice-monthly-ish emails to subscribers, I usually close with the question, What's saving your life lately? (Thanks for the question, Barbara Brown Taylor.) And I love when people reply with their answers... everything from "finally feeling more human after my son's death" to "working at a rescue shelter for cats."
Here's my current list, at varying levels of grandiosity. (Small things can save your life, right?)
The West Wing Weekly podcast. Nerd comfort food.
The book Challenger Deep, an excruciating but gratifying read about a young man with mental illness. Such reverence. Such
Last weekend's run at Great Falls:
Loved ones who forgive me readily when I screw up. Bonus when those loved ones are my children.
MyFitnessPal, my constant companion to help me make better nutritional choices.
Getting the summer camp schedule mostly locked down for the kids.
The Hamilton soundtrack--the multi-layered gift that keeps giving.
A week in which the writing flowed, aka lots of sh***y first drafts.
Kitties who jump five feet in the air when birds visit our patio bird feeder. I'd say they jump in vain, but it entertains us, so they're earning their keep around here.
Swimming, then biking, then running, for the first time in rapid succession, in anticipation of a triathlon in two weeks.
What's saving your life?