Good thing number one: Much-needed (virtual) time with three of my favorite ladies because it’s something I look forward to each month and is my favorite way to end a week. Good thing number two: The ability to join, from afar, the wedding of a wonderful couple because, while it wasn’t ideal, it provided a
Good thing number one: Successfully navigating a workweek that included speaking at a virtual conference, presenting to senior leaders at a big project kickoff and finalizing a major system upgrade because it was a good reminder that everything is figureoutable Good thing number two: Celebrating the eighth birthday of our favorite because she brings immeasurable
Good thing number two: Voted (no explanation needed). Good thing number one: Visiting a pumpkin patch + decorating for fall because it provided a bit of normalcy in these non-normal times (also, I need reminders that it’s actually autumn because that’s not really a thing in SF). Good thing number three: Joining the ranks of
Life really does begin at forty. Up until then, you are just doing research. – Carl G. Jung Well, it’s official – I’m 40. And, while I’m not sure exactly what 40 is “supposed” to be like, I would say I feel more like 35. Maybe it’s denial, or perhaps it’s my mind playing catchup
Don’t you imagine the leaves dream now how comfortable it will be to touch the earth instead of the nothingness of the air and the endless freshets of wind? And don’t you think the trees, especially those with mossy hollows, are beginning to look for the birds that will come—six, a dozen—to sleep inside their
Good thing number one: Taking time to sit and journal because both are so critical to truly knowing yourself. Good thing number two: A more-than-normal stressful work week that ended up going well because it’s a good reminder that a good mix of preparation, being yourself and being in the moment is a solid combination.
Good thing number one: Clean air because it’s been weeks since we could enjoy the outdoors safely. Good thing number two: Connecting with loved ones because I miss my friends and family dearly. Good thing number three: The life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg because it was an honor to witness her greatness in action.
Good thing number one: Slightly improved air quality after a difficult couples of days (including orange Wednesday) because the West and its people are really suffering right now. Good thing number two: A lazy day following camping because it was a good reminder that rest and relaxation are just as crucial as being productive. Good
So few grains of happinessmeasured against all the darkand still the scales balance. The world asks of usonly the strength we have and we give it.Then it asks more, and we give it. From “The Weighing” by Jane Hershfield August highlightscompleted 64 workouts (strength, yoga, strength, cycle, hiking, running)exceeded activity goal of 25,000 calories burnedperfect
Good thing number one: Finally getting into the dentist because it was the most normal-feeling experience I’ve had with someone other than my husband in five months. (You know we’re living in strange times when a trip to the dentist makes the gratitude list.) Good thing number two: Ordering a bunch of jeans in a