1. Walking into the vet’s office this afternoon (just to pick up meds), I was startled to see all of the staff sitting in the lobby. Apparently I had arrived at the office during their weekly business meeting. The primary doctor we see smiled at me, and said, “Hello Stef! We’ve been waiting for you!” – to which everyone in the room laughed aloud (including me). As I scanned the faces in front of me, I became aware of all of the intimate (and at times, intense) moments I have shared with every person in that room – and how kind and supportive they have all been to me. It was a very tender moment for me.
2. At the grocery checkout, the cashier asked me if I had any exciting plans for the weekend. I replied that no, it was likely going to be pretty low-key; a gathering with a friend, maybe dinner with my husband – enjoyable, but nothing too wild and crazy. The cashier replied, “I consider a day a terrific one if it meets my four F’s: food, family, friends, and fun. It sounds like your weekend will be a great one!” I like this cashier’s spirit. 🙂
3. Seeing an old dog actively playing frisbee with his dad. Seeing old pets enjoy moments of joy-filled activity – just like they used to regularly experience when they were young pups – warms my heart.