- Sugar doughnut at the breakfast buffet, along with
- I got to line up then sit with some of my favorite people, and
- I saw several students of mine, in their beautiful graduation attire, mortar boards atop, and
- That just plain made my heart soar.
Literally nothing is like the inspiration you feel when you hear the stories of people who figure out how to attain an educational goal, despite the odds and the obstacles and the heartbreaks and the sacrifices. Nothing like it at all, even when you're in the middle of a long sit in hard seats. (Fueled by doughnuts and bacon, though, to give the breakfast it's due.)
Not to mention celebrating a grandson's birthday with frozen yogurt:
...along with Harry Potter birthday widget gifts, and a visit afterward with the family. And then a wonderful movie, and Mexican food.
I took such pleasure in all of this, but maybe most of all the parts that weren't about me--the parts of which I was only a part, a small part.
Thanks, beautiful day, for reminding me of this--