It is a delicious thing to feel satisfied with my life. It is an even more delicious thing to be able to share that with loved ones, friends, people I have never met. I have been greatly blessed with this beautiful life. Knowing that, feeling fulfilled with my beautiful life… it is a profound blessing. On this day, before the glorious dawn, I rise to shout my appreciations.

I am appreciating… * my daughter! Over the last several days I have received so much genuine, beautiful, loving words of kindness about the woman that she is from the adults who have spent the most time with her over the last nine months – the teachers and administrators at the Open Classroom – as well as the parents who have co-oped in her classrooms for a total of 108 hours volunteered to the school over the year * the Open Classroom for their delightful traditions and willingness to go above and beyond for the kids * being witness to the joy, tenderness and celebration of those graduates last night * the feeling I felt as I watched my daughter’s love search the gym, find her and cross the space to where she was so they could dance the slow dance. When he arrived at her side, both of their faces lit up and he kissed her on the forehead. There is nothing more life-affirming than watching the soft innocence of first love! * laughing with the adults who were “chaperoning” a group of kids who were completely oblivious to the fact that there were any adults in the room so they behaved as though they were kids – with complete abandon and full joy * knowing that my life, has indeed, been well-lived!

Oh! I am so in love with me!

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