Thankful today for work, for family, and for a reality that is still much better than dreams. Had a few terrible dreams last night and I was never more happy to wake up than I was this morning. I don’t know; sometimes, stopping to look up at the leaves above your head and the several shades of gray swathing across the sky brings you to perspective.

Perspective that life is hard, life is crazy, humanity can be so very horrible sometimes… but that we have hope that reaches beyond the skies. I want to be hopeful. I think it’s how we survive and eventually thrive. Hope in a God who’s not interested in punishing us but in helping us and saving us.