Day 27: Ordinary joy.
Our most profound joy is often experienced during ordinary moments. What was one of your most joyful ordinary moments this year?
(Author: Brené Brown)
Time stands still best in moments that look suspiciously like ordinary life.
I think my whole year was a beautiful collage of ordinary moments. I thrive on ordinary moments. The ones where Jay and I are in the kitchen making Trader Joe's Chinese take-out and laughing so hard that we cry (which happens much more often than you'd imagine). The ones where we're Facebooking each other from dueling laptops in the same living room. The ones where we're watching 30 Rock, all cuddled up on the couch...laughing so hard that I don't know if I'm shaking from my riotous response or his.
These moments are pride in my father as he publishes his quarterly newsletter about the history of our hometown. These moments are the humor and comfort of hanging out with my brother. These moments are the familiarity and support of phone calls with my mother (usually 3-4 each day). These moments are the hilarity of IMing with my sister throughout the day at work.
I can't pick just one ordinary moment, because I try so hard to appreciate them all. Every single day, I look around our teeny, tiny, messy apartment and am humbled by the beauty and richness of what my life is like right now. These are the best days. Just like every day to come...