** the kindness of friends and strangers...thank you for the encouraging comments on my last post
** trying on jeans and deciding not to buy some that fit "ok"
** spotting the sun from behind a blanket of clouds
** getting tiny glimpses into my friends' lives via facebook
** rereading The Aladdin Factor
** getting HBO free for a month...hello Big Love! hello Flight of the Conchords!
** reading Why Minutia Matters to Me
** riding a new commuter rail for the first time & hearing a little girl exclaim to her mom "This ride is a great surprise! Look, Mom! There's a river!"
** eating beautiful blood oranges