Today was a rough day. I'm tired of visa paperwork, I'm tired of feeling like I have to prove that I'm worthy to stay in South Africa (sometimes I even wonder if I *am* worthy), I'm tired of our car breaking down, and I'm tired of our carpet smelling like a swamp.
My son, who is very perceptive and quick to cheer someone up when they're feeling down, drew a picture for me with the following anagram:
M - Magnificent
O - Outstanding
M - Marvelous
M - Makeful
Y - Yellow-Looking Curry That Tastes Good
Suddenly swampy carpets and broken cars and bureaucracy aren't so worrisome. Those things sort of fade into the background when I know I'm loved. And not only am I loved, I'm... makeful!