My crown is in my heart, not in my head, Nor decked with diamonds and Indian stones, Nor to be seen; my crown is called contentment; A crown it is, that seldom kings enjoy ~William Shakespeare
Our most profound joy is often experienced during ordinary moments. What was one of your most joyful ordinary moments this year?
(Author: Brené Brown)
I look at my child sleeping with a smile on her face, still holding on to her linus (blanket) and I marvel at her beauty and that someone as flawed as I am could help create such a miracle.
When I have been in great pain and my kitty boy Bartleby comes to me and won’t leave my side for hours, then days…I marvel that I am so lucky in the cats we are owned by.
I look across the table from my husband of 10 years and marvel at how finally I actually do continue to love someone and that love grows. I feel no confinement, no need to escape, only to try to treat him as well as he does me.
I am able to bring relief to teachers, like the ones who saved me when I was a kid and to help de mystify technology for kids. I enjoy going to work nearly every day. Sometimes that hits me and I actually laugh out loud.
While I sometimes wonder if we’ll be in Fayetteville in five years I kind of think we will be. Sometimes it feels confining, sometimes I feel a lack of opportunity and a lack of well—things like the Dicken’s Faire or bands and theatre of the type we enjoy but then there is so much that is good here from our rattletrap house to our old and new friends.