If I kept one of those gratitude journals that Oprah used to talk about, this is what I would have entered in for today:
“Dear Gratitude Journal,
My sister-in-law is really great. Even though I pretty well went postal on her last summer, she continues to love and support me without fear that I might have a nuclear meltdown right on her front porch. Figuratively speaking, of course, since we live in two different states with one in between us.
She is really smart and well-educated, and has way more patience than I do to learn all that stuff that she shares with me.
I hope she knows how much I love her.”
Hey, I guess Oprah is good for something after all!