1. Getting to observe a woman grow in so many healthy ways. It’s an honor to be a part of, and a beautiful thing to witness!
2. Receiving several compliments about my semi-recent haircut. I wasn’t sure that I liked it when it was first cut (two weeks ago), but as it has grown out just a tiny bit over these past 14 days I really am enjoying it more and more – so to hear others appreciate it as well was a lovely bonus.
3. Reading an article in our local community paper about a nine-year-old girl who is traveling to South Africa to compete in an international chess championship. (Not her first international competition, by the way.) I love that a young girl is already so passionate about (and proficient in!) chess (and math) that she is competing at such a serious level – and succeeding! You go girl!