I know you all probably think I'm the world's greatest pessimist (well . . .) or mired in negativity or whatever.
I love the good stuff, love it when good things happen to others, when I get an opportunity to witness the good that often comes out of adversity.
I'm thrilled for friends of mine who recently discovered they're expecting their second child. I'm ecstatic for a colleague and her husband who've waited years for a baby, experienced a failed adoption and recently adopted a beautiful baby boy. I've had the opportunity to watch our students at their best this week, enfolding and supporting a classmate who suffered a devastating personal setback. I'm proud of them.
And today, I'm just taking in the good stuff.