Friday, January 23, 2009

Daily Dose of Gratitude #7

Wow -- I've been doing this whole gratitude thing for a week already. Doesn't really feel like it. Anyway, here's today's gratitude:

1. The "keyboarding" (typing) class I was forced to take in 9th grade. I fought against having to take that class like you wouldn't believe. And, wow, am I glad I was forced to take it anyway -- my stellar typing skills have possibly been more useful than any other single thing I learned in high school.

2. This blog:, which has been making me bawl my eyes out. Go read it right now. I'll wait . . . unless you're at work. Do not read that web site at work. Seriously. (Unless you are okay with folks walking past your office and wondering why you're all red-eyed and sniffly in the middle of the afternoon)

3. Stumbling across exactly the right book at the right time. (In this case, Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry).

(Urgh. I'm not really feeling this today . . . Trying to push through the blah to the gratitude . . .)

4. A compliment from a complete stranger about something you've made with your own two hands.


Camels & Chocolate said...

Seriously, Chris, did you really have to make me go and cry on a FRIDAY night? That site is so sad (and bittersweet) Just wow.

ChrisC said...

Oh, I KNOW. I've been reading the archives all day, after having discovered it this morning. Probably not the best move when I'm already in a funk, but at least I'm crying about someone else's pain and not my own. (Breaking up with your boyfriend just doesn't feel like such a big thing compared to what Matt and Maddy are going through)