and i don’t mean in a lifeisgood.com merchandise-y kind of way, though those items can be helpful — if not simple — reminders. i heard the news yesterday that an acquaintance of mine took her own life. she was a very sweet girl who was, apparently, troubled deep down. in my mother’s words, “nothing in life is so bad that ending it permanently is the solution.” amen to that.
count your blessings. no matter who you are or what your situation is, you have them.