As I settled into bed tonight, I pulled the covers up happily. Feeling fulfilled and content with life. It made me think “it’s just a normal Monday, what really happened today?”
And then I remembered how in the last 18 hours I (in reverse order)…gave a friend advice with their start up business, got late night groceries and chatted with my favourite cashier who always greets me with an excited “heeeey!! How are you doing!?!?” Like we’re long lost friends (though she likely doesn’t know my name), saw/purchased for the first time “Peace by chocolate” chocolates prominently sold at Sobeys which was a highlight of my evening (a company started by Syrian newcomers who came to Canada 2 years ago and started their business with the help of their Antigonish, Nova Scotia community), successfully requested/received a refund when the company accidentally overcharged me (by 5x), engaged in meaningful discussion at the school’s parent council meeting, finally submitted our tire purchase rebate, rescheduled J’s swimming which switched her to today (so taking 3/4 of our fam to the Y for activities today) , and signed myself and C up at the Y again (we stopped over winter); actually got off work on time and decided to pick J up from school 1 hour early to go on a spontaneous mommy/daughter noodles date and spend some quality time together, comforted a student at work who found out her young friend had passed away from heart failure, supported a friend going through emotional distress, supported a friend going through physical distress, worked, survived the usual morning bamboozle craziness, and cleaned up a 2 year old who started her morning by stripping her sheets, taking off her clothes and poopy diaper…while trying to also encourage her to use the toilet (like, for real, not just sitting on it and stuffing toilet paper into the toilet bowl).
Overall – a very full, but also fulfilling day of normal, everyday life. Something I know I take for granted and don’t stop to appreciate often enough.
There are moments where you feel like you are doing exactly what you are meant to be doing and being the person you’re meant to be – and those, my friend,are moments to be celebrated and enjoyed.