Lucy is in my lap, approving whatever I type. Of course, she can’t read, but if she could, she would add her own comments (most of which would not be fit to print in a family-style blog such as this one). So I’ll take her silence as either approval or extreme sleepiness.
The list commences with #264 (I think).
264) Ice-cold water to quench my thirst on a humid summer day.
265) A long walk alone under a full moon at night (as opposed to all those moonlit walks during the day).
266) That I’m finally at a place where I’m comfortable alone or in a crowd.
267) Planned spontaneity.
268) That I’ve come to the place where if I never see a certain person ever again (and at the moment it appears very likely to be the case), that I will be glad for the friendship; I will miss her, but my life will go on.
269) Those quiet moments of peace where God speaks into my silence.
270) That with God, every day is a day to look forward to.
271) Reading collects out of The Book of Common Prayer and seeing my own prayers expressed better than I could ever put them.
272) That this blog site has spell-check so that I can appear smarter than I really am, i.e. that I can actually spell.
273) That I really don’t have to be friends with everyone or have everyone like me to be content.
274) That everything will be fine in the end, and if it’s not fine, it’s not the end.
275) Good lines from good movies (like the one I just referenced earlier).
276) Chocolate bars with bacon in them (it sounds gross, but tastes divine).
277) All of my quirks
278) That I have to show my driver’s license to prove that I really am the age I say I am.
279) That even though Jon Acuff might have more readers for one blog than I’ve had for all my 1,000+ blogs combined, that I have touched and impacted lives that wouldn’t have been touched and impacted had I chosen not to write a blog.
280) That I can use bad grammar, and bad punctuation, in my blogs, if I so, choose.
281) Those rare times when the Church is known for what it’s for rather than what it’s against.
282) That I can learn something from anybody, no matter what their philosophical, theological, political or social beliefs and regardless of whether or not they have the same worldview as mine.
283) That hamburger from The Pharmacy with bacon, ham, and a fried egg (10,000 calories of deliciousness!)
284) That the last spoken words from Jesus in the Bible aren’t a condemnation but an invitation.
285) When I talk into a box fan and make my voice sound like a robot.
286) That being grown-up doesn’t always mean having to be mature all the time.
287) That the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases.
288) The way my cat Lucy hovers when she goes to the bathroom.
289) Not knowing all the answers (or even all of the questions).
290) A perfectly made and perfectly thrown paper airplane.
291) That I saw the actual Batmobile from the campy 60’s TV show tonight in downtown Franklin
292) That this list will continue– maybe tomorrow, maybe not. You’ll just have to tune in tomorrow to find out. Same bat time, same bat channel.