Thursday, January 26, 2012

today's blessing + a shameless plug

 
there are some times it hits me that this world is okay. it's usually when i'm perched on my kitchen counter in the dark clutching hot coffee while the sun rises around the field in front of the window.

sometimes, it's driving on the highway and a kind stranger lets me in his lane. or when a man in a business suit and porsche gets behind me and doesn't curse me with his eyes because i'm driving slow.

when pablo looks at me with a face that says, i don't care what you did today. i don't care who you ignored or didn't call back. who you were rude to or forgot about. that you promised yourself you'd read your bible at lunch and went out with the office instead. that you hurried off the phone with your mom on your way out the door this morning, and cut robert off when he called to check in. all i care about is you're here. you're here and home and you're good. to me, you are good.


today, it is my sister. driving across town to meet me in an hour. to sit in a cafe far from here and drink caramel coffee. looking into a face so like mine, but so different. spending time with her reminds me no matter how crazed life gets, i'm blessed because i know someone who is golden.


it's these little reminders that propel me along. that i collect and store until one day it rains too hard and the fog has a hard time lifting, and i need them. the good thing is, like His mercy, these blessings are new every morning, within reach. the important thing is grabbing them.
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p.s. my sweet friend janette from janette the jongleur has nominated my little blog for a blogscar. as someone enthralled with everything hollywood, who made the trek to the independence theater across town last weekend to see the artist, i am beyond honored. the blogscars are the blogging oscars, and vintch is up for best blog and best writing. if you have a second, please cast your vote!


14 comments:

Meagan :: Mo Pie, Please said...

What a beautiful post, Courtney! You are so sweet!

Kira said...

This is such a great post. I love sister dates :)

Janette said...

JOGULAR?? ROFL

Reminds me of the jugular vein.. Can't stop laughing... That was the best typo ever!
And best of luck on your nominations! Such a hard vote for me! I can't even decide! Eeek!

Janette, the Jongleur

ginanorma said...

Sister's are TREASURES.
Thanks for sharing! and i voted :--)

larissa said...

Isn't janette the sweetest? When I saw your blog on her nominee blog I got excited =] I love this post. So beautiful. Sometimes you need some storage of good memories and things and happenings to get you through the parts that aren't so happy and good.

Tiffany said...

Ooo congrats on your nominations---very much deserved! I tell people all the time that you're the best blog writer on the internet! :) Just voted!

~Tiffany
http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

bird and tree said...

Of COURSE I voted for you!!! I love your blog so much...and your words...and your sweetness...and sometimes I come across something you have written on a day such as the one you mention...and it propels me along. Thank you for inspiring me..

vintch said...

@janette: hahaha. that's hilarious. i quickly fixed that:) my coffee wasn't strong enough this morning:)

Thisisme. said...

I voted for you my sweet friend - how could I not?! Good luck, for you most certainly deserve to win this category. Your writing is really something special to all of us out here in bloggyland. Another super post from you today, and I so agree that we have to hold on to these special moments. Hugs.

Amylou said...

Beautiful post Courtney! And I voted for you!

Suz and Allan said...

Have a great time with your sister Courtney and good luck!

Mackenzie said...

just gorgeous, my dear. gorgeous.

chambanachik said...

So sweet. It's so good to have those reminders. Ah, and I definitely voted for you!

Amber said...

Your writing always inspires me. I hope you win!

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