My eyes are tired because I finally finished reading The Robe, covering the last 200 or so pages in the last 24 hours. I just couldn’t put it down. It’s an amazing book and provided lots of food for thought. I haven’t really processed it all yet. In one review I read, the reviewer said the book had made him or her feel more confident about speaking out and practicing the Christian faith. It is definitely a book that does that, it makes me want to be more open about my own faith. I feel I practice my faith well, but I do not share it with people– I am reluctant to speak about my faith. This book really challenged me to speak up! I may write more later– or I may not.
I had asked a former teacher to write a letter of recommendation for me recently and hadn’t heard back. It was depressing me, because she had always been very encouraging to me as a teacher. I finally heard back– she had been busy, but would be glad to write the letter– whew! This is for a scholarship, and they really want an instructor’s letter, and she was really my only option. I am not only grateful because I need it, I am also grateful because I truly value this woman’s opinion.
Madeline and I took a bike ride this afternoon– it was a beautiful spring day today. There was an intensely blue sky with white puffy clouds overhead, the grass was so incredibly, impossibly green. Lots of trees are starting to bloom, and the daffodils and hyacinth and tulips are blooming and beautiful. The violets ae coming up too, and I see rhubarb growing as I walk around the neighborhood.
Speaking of blooming plants– a little over a month ago I started taking a spoonful of locally produced honey everyday. This is supposed to help with allergies– my parents do this and find it helpful. I am not symptom-free, but I am much better than usual. So I’m convinced.
Also– I am glad I set my goal to write everyday. I wouldn’t have written tonight otherwise.