Trump just won Florida in the 2016 presidential Republican primary, and the DC Metro just announced an emergency shutdown. Sometimes I wonder, what in the world is going on!? But at the very least there's a freedom that comes with knowing that each new day brings an opportunity for things to go right, in the big things and the small—in the world and in my life, too.
Maybe tomorrow I will be generous and kind to every stranger I meet. Maybe I will get lost in play with Ryan. Maybe I will answer all of my emails and have an empty inbox at the end of the workday. Maybe Connor will sleep through the night. Maybe I will be affirming of Michael and considerate of his needs and desires. Maybe I will eat well and feed my family well. Maybe I will stay in touch with my closest friends. Maybe I will keep my house clean and organized. Maybe.
At times life may be messy and discouraging. But I believe that if we learn to live in the moment we will be able to celebrate wins with one another, appreciate challenges, and give hugs through the suffering. And in spite of all the mess, I am confident that life can be beautiful and satisfying. Ultimately, I pray that I will have eyes to see and ears to hear. I pray that I will be present enough to see what can be done. And to do just that.