December 27 – Ordinary Joy
Our most profound joy is often experienced during ordinary moments. What was one of your most joyful ordinary moments this year?
(Author: Brené Brown)
Airports make me cry. It doesn’t matter if I’m picking somebody up, dropping them off, or travelling myself. I inherited this trait from my mother.
In June and July I spent a lot of time in airports. I flew back to my family, and then, because I needed her, my Mum came to visit me.
I paced in the airport arrivals area, hugging the baby to me, completely wired with anticipation.
The arrivals board flashed landed and I watched the top of the escalator intently, willing for the first glimpse of her. She finally appeared behind a bunch of enormous business men, and right on cue I burst into tears. By the time she reached me, we were both crying, and laughing because we were crying and then finally we hugged.
We must have made quite a scene, because I saw other people watching us, and every time someone else caught my eye they smiled or laughed, too.
Airports are full of ordinary joy.