I’m working on adding joy to my days and being more conscious of it. Turning 60 has brought an awareness that this is not a forever ride, this life thing. So many milestones have passed – and I’m Not Dead Yet – but it’s not likely that I’ll become Secretary of State or a ballerina, or a grandmother. I do hope to sing on stage, though.
There is a lot to savor in the so-called small things. The big things are good health, a happy marriage and enough bucks to pay the bills. I am mindful of how fortunate I’ve been in the big things. This past week I had some small Moments of Zen, when life felt extra good. All simple and free or cheap. I’d love to hear about yours in the comments.
- A slice of pizza with pineapple, a glass of red wine, and my new novel (The Secret Speech by Tom Rob Smith, excellent), all enjoyed alone at the outdoor pizza place down the street. They fill my wine to the top of the cup. Sandy was at orchestra rehearsal – I’m very proud of him.
- Meeting my friends’ new puppy and getting a face lick. And my mother’s cat Darla getting a loving home. That’s two things, but both fur-related.
- Hitting A5 without screeching in my singing practice. I haven’t managed to do it at my actual lessons, though, so there’s something to look forward to. The following beautiful performance is a goal, not yet a reality. She slays that A5:
What about you? What were your moments of Zen this week?
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