Sometimes recording my daily gratitude means I write about really silly, trivial things, and sometimes it means I write about really heavy things. This one's about both.
On my phone I have this dictionary app, I keep in a utilities folder. I'm a word-obsessed person, so having a dictionary close to hand is a real world need of mine. One thing my app does that I love is ping me with the Word of the Day. You can even go back and see a little tiled display of other recent Words of the Day, like so:
My blog is often two of these words:
Mawkish: adjective, "Characterized by sickly sentimentality."
Dithyramb: noun, "any wildly enthusiastic speech or writing."
I own that. This blog is filled with mawkish dithyrambs.
So, the serious part. There are several people in my life dealing with not-nice-things. For privacy's sake, I won't say exactly who, and I won't say exactly what. But they reach out to me, for solace, comfort, and connection.
Just recently one of these very-close-to-me people made sure to text me so that I could hear their bad news before anyone else did, through any other channels. I told them how much it meant to me, and they said, "You're family. <3."
That means more than I can say to me.