This morning my alarm went off at 5:20 as usual. What wasn't usual is that I was really happy and peaceful as I reached to turn it off. I felt like I was waking up to the best, most-anticipated day ever. As I was laying there, just trying to put a name to it (could it be joy?), I found no reason for it. Seriously, in less than 2 minutes I realized that:
1. I'm getting sick with a clogged ear and very sore throat
2. I have way more stuff to accomplish today than time to accomplish it
3. The problems I had when I went to sleep didn't disappear over night and I was able to fully remember each one
But, in spite of all that, I was given a gift this morning. A sliver of joy. A glimpse of God.
I'm holding onto that for the day. Whatever comes my way today, I had one brief moment of joy. Sometimes, that can be enough.
Or I could have been in the middle of a really cool dream. The world (and I) may never know.