Eight years ago, my coworker came by my desk to pick me up. We braced the cold, mean streets of midtown foot traffic and made our way to the lobby of a neighboring hotel to catch the inauguration of our country’s first black president. It was a day I’ll never forget. We ordered glasses of wine on our lunch break and toasted the progress we’ve made as a country.
Today, for many reasons I don’t care to get into here, I’m experiencing a lot of emotions. There’s already enough noise and I don’t want to feed into it, truthfully. So I won’t.
But what I keep thinking about is my friend and how she is no longer here with us to discuss an entirely different presidential election. On some days, today in particular, I really miss her.
Life is funny, it’s short, and it’s sweet…. And sometimes, we’re not always happy with the outcome of a presidential election or a big game or whatever other curveballs life throws at us. It’s all part of the game.
I’m still going to practice kindness and gratitude, especially when my heart needs it most. I’d like to invite you all in today to join – share with us what’s making you happy and let’s spread some joy, yea? Please don’t forget to link up with Lindsay and Krysten.
Dinner dates to look forward to
Lovely chat with a bestie
Surprising my parents with a visit tonight
All the coffee to get me through all the emails
Finding a dog and bringing him home (edit: I was driving to the gym, saw a pup on the street, grabbed my leash, and made sure he made it back to HIS home to be reunited with his owner… he wandered a bit further than he typically does so sadly I didn’t keep a new pup) 🙂
My new Venns (don’t forget to click here to enter my giveaway)
A trip to Jamaica to look forward to