Last night I shared at dinner that "I cry every day." I went on to say that I honestly do have tears in my eyes at some point every single day. Sometimes they are sad tears, like when I am talking with someone about a rough situation or when watching a sad movie or when I find myself longing for something missing from my life. Sometimes they are the very best of tears--tears of laughter and joyfulness--there is nothing I love more than laughing so hard that tears run down my face...which--gratefully--happens often!
I thought about it a little more this morning and realized that the majority of the time, my tears are for "touching" situations...and there are so many! Things and situations that just touch my heart and are that strange combination of happiness and joyfulness and tenderness and gratefulness! Like when I watch Allison sing at big church...or at my nephew's high school graduation...or talking to my little niece on the phone from Hawaii...or at the ending of every Seventh Heaven episode...and especially when I am with good friends and realize that I am so happy about where I am in life.
But today was the clincher! I was STOKED to be home to watch LIVE the introduction of Joe Torre as Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers this morning. From the minute Vin Scully began to speak about Joe's roots being in Brooklyn and about how many times he called games that Joe was playing in...I had tears running down my face! Yes! It's true! And when Joe got up and put on his Dodger hat and jersey (#6--like Steve Garvey!)...the tears just flowed! It is a dream come true and I am so very happy! The killer was Tommy Lasorda giving Joe a big hug...a loving "welcome" to the Dodger family.
It made my heart beat and, yes...I cried.