Today I am filled with gratitude. Last night for the first time in forever, I got a good night’s sleep. I woke up refreshed and proceeded to tackle a number of errands (in the rain!) that I’d put off as not critical. I had so much energy that I didn’t feel that I had to ration it. This all came about because of a very minor intervention in my sleep apnea breathing problems. No breathing machine or dental appliance (the usual frontline treatments.) Just a couple of small adhesive patches that make it harder to breathe out. This is a relatively new treatment that works for under half of the people who try it, so doctors rarely even mention it. Well it worked for me. For one night. So my gratitude is laced with fear: will it continue to work? Is this really the answer for me? Could it be this easy? My meditation on loving kindness was especially heartfelt today: may I be healthy, may I live with ease, may I continue to sleep well.