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"It's good to see you excited about something again." When I started planning my summer road trip, that's what I started hearing from everyone, "It's good to see you excited about something again." And, I mean, I was excited. It had been over a year since I took a vacation at all and an even longer time since I'd traveled somewhere new. [caption id="attachment_95997" align="alignnone" width="1400"] Spoonbridge and cherry in Minneapolis, Minnesota.[/caption] I was excited for this road trip. I was excited to travel again, even if the destination was the not-so-exotic Idaho. I was excited at the possibility of sleeping in...

”Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” Benjamin Franklin When I was a child I was afraid of thunderstorms. I was mostly afraid of the lightning, afraid that it would strike my house and burn it down. I didn't know then that the electrical wiring in our basement would take care of that years later. I just knew that those giant claps of light were scary. I knew that lightning was a threat. Do you ever wish for something to happen, pray for it to happen, and it doesn't come to fruition? Do you ever...