A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures.
-An Irish Proverb
Tonight's forecast: Dark. Continued dark tonight turning to partly light in the morning.
The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep.
It is only fitting at the end of Daylight Savings Time and on a day when I've just returned home exhausted after fourteen hours out that I express my deep, deep thankfulness for sleep.
I am thankful for rest. And I am thankful for my comfortable bed in my hint-of-lavender scented room. I am thankful for soft sheets and a feather pillow. I am thankful for my blackout curtains and the pitch-black oasis they give me. I'm thankful for a set of Friends DVDs to lull me quickly to sleep when my mind won't stop. And I'm thankful for a soft island-inspired tone to wake me when I must end my rest each morning.
I am thankful for all the wonderful, peaceful hours of sleep I get each night and I'm thankful for days filled with things that are worth waking up for.
...and so to bed.