My Turn – I hope you’ll be safe and sound

Uneventful days. They aren't our favorites. Put a long string of uneventful days together, and we start longing for something big to happen… a huge shift in the weather, a grand celebration, the closing of one chapter and the beginning of a new one. We need excitement.

On the other hand, too many days crowded with non-stop activity, fun or frantic, and we're ready to go right back to the mundane for awhile.

I'm a fan of uneventful days. And this isn't the first time I've encouraged others to cherish them as well.

A terrorist attack at a marathon. A tragic boating accident among young friends. A flu diagnosis turned fatal. A late night explosion. These are the moments that always find me offering up a prayer of thanksgiving for common, nothing out of the ordinary, calm days.

Sometimes I have wishes you for you, my readers. I suppose today my wish is that you'll just go along in a normal day doing regular things with the same old people. I hope you'll be safe and sound, ready to rest your head on a comfortable pillow tonight, with nothing new to worry about. Yes, I wish you an uneventful day.

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