Maybe it’s just one of those days?

  1. I used a toilet today. It had modern plumbing. King Louis XIV’s didn’t, so I win. 

  2. I watched Netflix in my PJ’s and got food delivery. Life doesn’t get much better actually—when I give myself permission to enjoy it. 

  3. I hugged someone who hugged me back. I think that’s pretty special.

  4. I cried a lot. And you know what, there have been times in my life when crying itself was a luxury I didn’t have. There have also been times when I just felt numb. At least I’m not there. At least I can still feel things, process things, and let things out.

  5. I woke up in a warm, dry bed when there are people out there who woke up in the cold, damp streets. I can’t take this for granted.

  6. I saw an inspirational quote on my Instagram feed today, and for that brief moment, felt bigger than my problems and day-to-day drudgeries. 

  7. I once heard a saying that goes “A healthy person wants many things, while a sick person just wants one thing.” I have that one thing: health or the reasonable assumption that I have time left on this earth. That’s pretty great.

  8. I got out of bed. That took courage. 

  9. I am reading this on my phone via the Internet. Try explaining that to my ancestors. 

  10. And finally, I downloaded this app and opened it. Despite all that pains and mundanity that filled my day, I gave myself this time to look on the bright side. It’s something. 

    I hope this helped spark some ideas my dear. I’m so proud of you. I’m rooting for you. 

    Stay well, and stay you.

    P.S. — I know this is a weird thing to stick at the end of a list, but in the off chance it reaches someone who needs to read it, I thought it was worth writing down. If you’re in a really dark place and feel like you have no one, please get in touch. Maybe we can figure something out. I promise: you are not alone.

    <3 Lots and lots and lots of love.