When I posted a beach photo on Facebook the other day, one of my friends commented that she was jealous, and I answered that I am so grateful to be here, much as I miss her and all the rest of my friends up north. I really do think frequently about how glad, how terribly terribly glad I am to be in this weather, not that weather.
Which was emphasized today when I got this email:
I don't have to expect anything from the snowstorm, thank god. I had a break from work this afternoon, and sat in the lanai with my bare feet in the sun, knitting, and it was glorious. And I say this not to gloat, but because I am so, so grateful. Consciously. Frequently.