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3 good things

Today’s 3 good things about the day (a subtitle could be: we can find blessings in every day life).

1. My colleagues were brilliant at work today. We had a lot to do this morning but we stuck at it and worked on everything that needed working on. A lot of energy and effort went into fine-tuning our magazine and making it the best it could be before we went to press. Then, after lunch, we had an editorial meeting and worked collaboratively on the next week.

2. I had to laugh this evening at the unfortunate experience of the man in the Royal Mail shirt. He got off the train at my stop and bounded up the steps to the station ticket hall exit. It was about 8:05pm and that exit closes at 8pm, so the door was locked. The guy paused a moment, then bounded down the stairs and went out the same way as every one else.

3. At lunch today I choked long and hard. Not a blessing usually, but this came about because Charlie had made me laugh out loud. He did a funny walk that made it look like he was going down some stairs. Unfortunately for me, I had sparkling water in my mouth at the time and it went down the wrong way. I choked a lot. Two men and a woman were on the next table to me and they just stared a bit but didn’t try to help me, bless them. Later, I learned that they were visiting clerks from another Yearly Meeting who may have been somewhat taken aback?! Possibly from Philadelphia YM, but I haven’t confirmed this! Anyway, Charlie’s walk is very funny and I fully recommend it. I had been feeling fairly tired (see blessing #1 above) and his walk helped me release all the tension and tiredness that had built up from working intensely all morning.

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20/9/08 3 good things

Life is beautiful. While on holiday, I read John Naish’s book ‘Enough’. And decided to have a crack at listing 3 good things each day. L and I did it each day of our holiday and so I have continued today:

1. We had stuffed mushrooms for dinner with spinach risotto, which L made. It was superb. We have decided to start using smaller plates so that maybe we won’t eat so much!

2. We made lists of all the things that we needed to do this weekend and then we got on and did them, from emptying the hoover (not done since last year) to watering the garden from the bath and to tidying the study. And we rearranged the lounge furniture.

3. We played games with our new pack of cards (£1.75 from Sounds Around in Brockley – this was the ‘expensive’ set, as the cheap set would have cost £0.55) and our big backgammon set. This set seemed strange after a week of playing with our tiny Zanzibar set while in Morocco.