...for the S.S. Ahoy Matey that lives a few streets over. i sleep better at night, knowing he's there shooting cannons across the street at whatever dragon lives inside the castle. because rogue dragons just won't do at all on the mean streets of OC.
...for reminders that once i'm home, nothing that seemed upsetting four hours ago really deserves any more of my time. i can choose to waste energy worrying. or, i can take a nap, read a magazine, and get over it.
...for the garden store. while the boy carefully chooses plants and deliberates over fertilizers, i find joy in seasonal displays and wicker patio furniture. reminds me of watching david the gnome on nickelodeon as a kid. go, swift, go!
...that when i am having a meltdown moment at work, i can look at the art wall so zen in blue. i guess i'm really thankful to august renoir, for painting amazing pictures that inspire school children everywhere.