I’m grateful for: media analysis of the the presidential debate last night saying Obama was “too heady” and “backed into arguments.” People often say this about my communication, so it makes me feel less disconnected that someone considered in general to be a charismatic speaker has the same challenge.

Thank you to: the little old lady carrying a gargantuan, fuzzy pink stuffed unicorn who said hello to me this morning.

Something loving: My boyfriend said, “I love you so much, I’m so happy.” Correlation doesn’t equal causation, but I’ll take credit for the adjacent juxtaposition at least.