(Ever tried smiling as BIG as you can? Gather your kids around a mirror and try it. Hilar.)
I've never seen GLEE before, but I think I'd probably like it.
I'm talking about the way I feel today.
I can feel the seasons shifting.
As you know, winter is one continuous gloppy, mushy blur in my mind. Sure, Christmas is great, sledding and snowmen make me smile, hot chocolate is yummy (anytime of year), soups for dinner multiple times during the week is acceptable, BUT, still, mushy and gloppy. A month of winter is okay. Then I'd be happy to fly to Arizona.
I don't have blinds on my master bedroom window (country living has its perks. Don't get any ideas, Pervs, if you're reading this. I keep a BB-gun on my dresser . . . and just so you know, you'd be disappointed at what you saw, anyway!), so I wake up to whatever is out there at 6:30 am. Today, it was sun. Well, not the orb itself, but LIGHT! Thus began the perma-grin.
I woke up saying to myself, "This is going to be a great day!" I can't tell you the last time I woke up really feeling that way. It felt SO GOOD. Like the real me, the gleeful me, was coming out of hibernation. Spring for my soul!
There are little buds forming on the trees out my window. I heard birds singing when I buckled Annie in the car. It smelled like fresh, wet dirt outside. I can see mulch where I planted 80 red tulip bulbs last fall. I love how my hair looks today. And my make-up. (Not that those two should really affect my glee, but, they do. Vanity-Shmamity.) I even toyed with the idea of going coatless, but, heh, that was a little premature.
There is sunshine in my soul today, and I am rejoicing!
One last thing, I read a great one-liner this morning. I'll share, "I have learned not to test God, but to trust Him." Beautiful, isn't it?