Saturday, October 16, 2010

A dozen joys in my life

I'm having a melancholy evening. I'm not sure why, as it's been a lovely weekend and a busy week. Because it's been busy, though, I haven't had the time to catch up with loved ones that I would have liked to have had. No skype calls or chats where I usually might have had at least a few. The fullness of my life so easily separates me from the things and people I value the most.

Nonetheless, I have so much to be grateful for, so I want to end the evening on a positive note. A dozen joys in my life this week have been:
  1. Making fish soup (my first culinary adventure since arriving in this fair land. And a fine fish soup it was too!)
  2. Walking with a lovely lady around the frisbee field for an hour and a half, surrounded by green trees and a colourful sunset sky
  3. Syrian Fresh Restaurant and the fact that my current-guest-house-roommate likes it too so we keep going back
  4. Iced Americanos, caf and decaf available
  5. Grapefruit juice
  6. The rare but treasured taste of tonic water (ohhh I detect a consumables theme)
  7. An evening with Brasilian friends, enjoying true heart-level conversation (ok... and good food)
  8. Tonight's run by the Nile
  9. Walking barefoot around the guesthouse, a tribute to our cleaning lady's commitment to mopping the floors. She's a sweetie
  10. Losing at pub trivia night with my c-g-h-roommate and two British guys
  11. The fact that people were friendly at church
  12. Developing an awesome community-driven strategy for my project (ok, I had to throw one work one in there)
  13. (bakers dozens are always the best) The reminder that people pray for me.

2 comments:

Tamara @ Living Palm said...

a wonderful way to end the day!

kendal said...

I like the list and am enjoying your writing.

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