My two new favorite verses:
"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." - Psalms 34:18
"The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." - Deuteronomy 31:8
I've read many, many stories of an author "beating the odds," as it were - rising up from a broken home, maybe, or a wildly unsupportive one, to become famous. Sometimes, like today, I feel like I have to represent for the writers with parents who are also writers and who understand what they're talking about when they mentioned the mother of all plotbunnies at the dinner table. I have to represent for people with happy home lives and supportive communities.
Because people like that - blessed people like me - still have our share of crud to deal with. I've been having a rough time handling a lot of the stress in my life right now, and for the first time in a long time I felt really at peace with my world as it is...okay, I've lost my train of thought. Ouch.
Anyway...no matter what happens to me this week, next week, next month...I am blessed.
The song says to count your blessings. What're yours?