Today I woke rather refreshed. We went to bed at 8:30 last night. Instead of the usual 10 or 11pm!
And this morning I realized that today is the kind of day when you get to work and happily realize that you have two juicy, delicious slices of orange left in your breakfast container that you hadn’t anticipated. A day of hidden surprises!
What sort of hidden surprises have you come across today (or lately) that have made you smile? Has someone complimented you in a way that didn’t make you suspicious or immediately feel that you were being only “mostly” complimented (You know: “Oh! That sweater makes you look nice today” or “Did you lose weight? You look good today!” sort of back-handed implications that otherwise you look less than appealing).
Today I had those unanticipated wedges of citrus to start my smile. I also get to play Christmas carols on trumpet this weekend at two different venues, one of which was a last-minute thing. I got a totally unexpected compliment on my hair, which is about 3 months over-due for a cut and color (its one of my few bodily pamperings: coloring my hair!)
These are the kinds of days I wish I could bank up for the darker, more self-hatred-prone days that usually find me in the grey-moments of deep winter. A sort of sunny moment to pick-up and get me through. So here’s to hoping that keeping a mental tab on such small moments WILL be like charging up my unanticipated orange-meter in anticipation of those days where no such moments are forth coming!
What about you? What small moments have made YOUR day/week/month/year so far as we head into the last month of this year?
Also: happy start of Chanukah tonight to my Chanukah-celebrating friends and readers!