overwhelming goodness.

i’m a little overwhelmed these days. i have a new, perfectly healthy nephew (baby bjorn!), a foot of fresh powder fell on denver this week (with more to come) and as i’m thinking and planning for norway at the end of this week, i’m amazed at the quality of friends i have. people are coming from other parts of scandinavia and norway just to hang out and drink coffee with me for a few days. i’m beginning to think that maybe three weeks isn’t long enough!

as i’m thinking about the goodness of life, i can’t help think but think about boston and the bombings that took place just a couple days ago. i’m counting my blessings and am prepared to soak up every ounce of goodness on this coming trip. it’s tempting to become overwhelmed with what needs to be done before i leave, knowing i will have to say goodbye once again and wondering what life will look like when i come back to denver. instead… count my blessings, count my blessings.

(anne lamott had a great post on her facebook page with her reflections on the boston marathon bombing, love and making sense of it all. worth a read!)

“Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.”
Frederick Buechner

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