I am truly grateful for so much in my life.
Today I am especially steeped in gratitude.
First...this forum. It feels like stepping into an enchanted grove that you've never seen, and then realizing you are Home.
Second...on a road trip to my next gig today with my spouse and an ornery cat...and we had an unfortunate mishap.
Around 14 miles past a tollbooth, we realized the back of our car was open wide, and we had lost a lot of things that had been tightly packed.
Mostly my things. Irreplaceable things. And I wasn't even aware of all that had fallen out...or even where.
But we called the state trooper non emergency phone number...and discovered that our things had fallen out at the toll booth, and had been placed on the curb. The toll supervisor was storing them for us.
An hour and a half, an extra 15 dollars in tolls...and we made it back to the plaza...where we found the jumper cables and SEVEN bags...including a train case full of my art, my bag with all my jewelry, personal crystals and my decks ( including the only copies I have of my own decks) my bag of clothes for the next six weeks, a ton of beads and other supplies, and two bags of costumes, props, and other things I need for my job.
It was all returned unharmed.
I cried in absolute relief and gratitude.