I am feeling just a wee bit under the weather today, so I hope you will forgive me if I don't have the chance to answer all your wonderful comments, or visit you today. Ever since I was a teenager, I have had what is known as atrial fibrillation. I can go for months or even years without any episodes, and then suddenly it will act up again. For some peculiar reason, it was at its worst when I was in my 20s. Sometimes it is related to stress, and often it is related to something I might have eaten. Yesterday I had a very strong cup of coffee, et voila! that set it off. I have had a couple of other stressors in my life too, but nothing major. Today I'm fine (well, that's a relative term, isn't it?) albeit a bit sleepy.
Life is a gamble, anyway, don't you think? We can't avoid stress, or any of the other things that might happen to us, including all the wonderful things. The minute we get out of bed in the morning and set our feet on the floor, we take chances -- but that is the joy of life, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I hope today is a wonderful day for you. You deserve it.
You got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em,
Know when to walk away and know when to run.
You never count your money when you're sittin' at the table.
There'll be time enough for countin' when the dealin's done.