Monday, September 17, 2007

The nuances

I loved the words of the above movie clip. In fact, when it was over, I rewound it and listened to it multiple times. It made me think. When I seem to "lose myself in routine and constancy", here are some of the little nuances I seem to remember feeling make it all worth it:

Freshly squeezed orange juice from my husband to wake me up on my birthday.

Cleaning out my email and finding pages and pages of emails from my best friend.

A moving story, such as this one by Liz.

Years ago, the little old black man who drove the shuttle at the airport in LA. I had been having a rough time then, but somehow his smile and contagious attitude started to change my outlook and somehow made it worth being up at 4am. I still remember feeling like he was just what I needed right then.

Sarah always thinking to ask how my back was, even without me saying anything.

When a stranger commented on my beautiful baby on my way out of the hospital after delivery and it was the first time the whole thing sunk in and I started crying.

The notes 10 years ago when my dad died from really unexpected people. I still remember them.

Random pieces of mail from my mom with no included explanation, such as the news article entitled, "Raw Egg Yolk Cures Acne."

Just to name a few. I'd love to hear the other subtle things that have made people happy!

1 comment:

sarah starr said...

Oh Jen. How is your back feeling?
Things that make me happy:
hearing the "pat-pat" of Malcolm's feet
home made apple pie - yum
when it's not too cold and not too hot
rocking out in the kitchen to my favorite music
friends that just know
mornings when Dave can be home