1. Witnessing the amazing power of compassion. No matter how bad a day gets, sharing/receiving a tiny bit of compassion makes the situation a tiny bit better. What incredible power every human possesses – if we simply choose to use it.
2. Overhearing the following exchange:
Gay man: “Hi B! Say, I have some news to share: I’m now a dad!”
Straight man: “R, that’s awesome! I’m so happy for you! We should get our kids together for a playdate.”
There is so much that is right about this conversation: that gay people having children is not a ‘shock’; that gay people having children is celebrated; that fathers are involved with their children; that men can share genuine emotions openly with one another… Five brief sentences communicated so much change that has transpired in recent years. I love it.
3. The FIFA-related Google Doodles that are occurring this week. They are so cute and fun! Each one makes me smile every time I see it; what a gift Google is giving to millions of people.