I’m writing throughout the year about sources of joy.
Today’s post is about quiet gifts.
By this I mean the subtle moments, or even seconds, that remind me of my good fortune in being alive.
When you’re paying attention, you can realize that there are many of them.
Here are some of the ones from today:
a. Waking up next to Dunreith after returning home from New York and realizing we’ve got another day of marriage together.
b. Hearing Mom’s Brooklyn accent and deep-throated cackle ripple through the phone during our morning chat.
c. The taste of the dough in fresh bagels when Dunreith and I walk to our favorite bagel store.
d. Interviewing a union steward in Spanish and not struggling for vocabulary or comprehension, then writing the whole post in Spanish.
e. Helping to realize the vision of collaboration Fernando and I have had for a year.
f. Working by myself in a peaceful office.
g. The inner peace of a cleaner desk.
h. The taste of tamari almonds and macadamia nuts from Whole Foods.
i. A surprise phone call from Dano.
j. Laughing hard with Dunreith during an episode of Modern Family.
k. Following up with members of the Dart community after our board meeting yesterday.
l. Writing this post.
m. Knowing that I’m about to turn in and have another day of life tomorrow.
I hope you feel your gifts, too.