This is for you and your beautiful smile.
I’m sitting here listening to Mozart, looking at the wonderful pictures of my neighborhood that I took this morning, and feeling like a million bucks. I have a joyful heart and a peaceful spirit.
I went for a walk this and snapped this shot to share here. This is pretty much what my entire neighborhood looks like right now, and it is the perfect reflection of how I feel in my happy heart and mind. I am infinitely grateful at this moment…for my life, for the beauty that surrounds me, for the love that I receive from those that love me and for the insight that I receive from those that don’t. It seems everything is another lesson if I view it the right way.
I am working on a very difficult assignment this week, one that I I’ve mentioned previously, about a competency evaluation for a death penalty case. This is an assignment that has kept me awake at night, worried about the poor defendant who is, without a doubt, guilty, but who does not at all deserve the death penalty, because he did not know what he was doing when he committed the crime. I don’t believe in the death penalty at all. Therefore, I have to write my own bias statement into my evaluation.
I told someone what I was working on yesterday and he laughed and called me a “Pluto Scorpio,” claiming that I was into the dark side of life. I laughed in return. Nothing could be further from the truth, and he knows it. This is just an assignment. I never plan to work in this area of psychology. It’s just all a part of the program. The picture at the top of this entry much better represents what I am “into” right now….and how I feel. Happy. Through and through.
Spring is so beautiful in Portland…even when it comes in March. It is made even more beautiful by how fortunate I am, and by the gratitude that I feel for what I have.
Big, busy day ahead of me today. I hope all of you have a good one. Oh…and thank you to all my new subscribers and welcome. There are now 705 of you + 3500 followers. I hope I don’t let you down.