This afternoon, I received a text message that truly made my day. (Actually, made my week.) I received an invitation to join some family members on a trip. Now, I know that might not sound like a big deal, but it's a really great trip. I don't know if I can go yet. Leroy and I have to talk it over, see if we can get the time off, see if we can afford it. You know... all of that fun (details) stuff. While I 'd love to go, just being invited was a thrill. I never really understood the movie stars on the red carpet when asked how they felt about losing the award for which they were nominated. They usual answer of, "I was just honored to be nominted with so many other fabulous actors" always sounded like a load of crap to me. But now, I can kind of understand. While I'd love to go on this trip, just knowing that I was thought of and invited is my moment of grace for today. Of course I'd love to go (win) but just being nominated is a source of joy as well.