Josh ...and life just rolls on like a river.
I was grateful for..
1. – Finding the time, energy, and discipline to do some chores around the house.
2. – Being motivated to be more active. My Fitbit is helping me quantify my activity levels so I can’t lie to myself about them. My goal is 10,000 steps a day. Yesterday I made it to 6500 steps and walked 3.71 miles! Progress.
3. – A fruitful and enjoyable time volunteering at the homeless shelter. It had been 3 or 4 weeks since I’ve been (usually I go every Friday for 4-6 hours, but I’ve been absent lately because everything has been so busy). It was good to see some of the guys there. I’ve missed them and they’ve missed me.
4. – A great time hanging out with my friend Bill. He goes to the shelter with me sometimes when I go. After volunteering, we went to the Highlands (kind of like the trendy, artsy area of Louisville) and we ate Indian food at a cool place called Kashmir. After that we walked for a while and went to a cigar shop and bought cigars (I smoke one maybe once every other month). On the way walking back to the cars (maybe 7-8 blocks), we stopped at a coffeeshop that is attached to a cool, eclectic bookstore. I had a Con Leche and we sat outside and talked for a while taking in the scenery and vibe of the city before going in the bookstore. I bought a poetry book by Charles Bukowski. Afterwards I gave $10 to a homeless man playing the guitar. It was a fun night filled with laughs and good talks.
5. – My glasses really made driving in the dark a joy! All the lights didn’t have a starburst pattern, no glare, and I didn’t feel like my eyes were strained and that I had to focus really really hard. Driving in the dark has been really mentally taxing for me the last several years because of the level of focus I had to maintain was exhausting. This was just like driving in the daylight. I love driving a lot, so this means quite a bit to me.