1. Getting to attend a surprise birthday party where the guest of honor was genuinely surprised (and so thrilled by all of the special attention given to her). I believe that all people should get to be the focal point on days that are important to them – and seeing someone who was fully enjoying her moment was a true delight.
2. Having the opportunity to interact with an incredibly precocious 2-year-old. The little girl was incredibly cute, but also had incomparable smarts and social skills – she was a “triple threat”. It was truly a pleasure spending time with her; I had to remind myself that she was only 2!
3. Seeing cool book art at one of our local libraries: