I took this picture last year, and it came to mind this week because it sums up the way I feel on this Friday. This week got off to a very rocky start. Without trying to be annoyingly vague, I can say that there were a lot of things at play in our lives that were terribly scary and potentially life changing. But, this Friday, everything seems to be settling down. This was a week of good news and a lot of deep breaths. During the past week, I said to my husband, "Every day something bad doesn't happen is nothing short of a miracle." Staring in the face of real life problems gave me perspective that I want to hold on to, perspective that, though unpleasantly come by, is vital at times to remind me of all that I have that is so damn good. Even though this Friday marks my first full day back at work, a day that usually has my stomach in knots, I feel remarkably peaceful, remarkably grateful. I am grateful for this miracle of a life filled with many days where nothing bad happens. I hope your weekend is full of gratitude and deep breaths.