The 3:30 Project is a collaborative blog by three life-long friends: Maggie, Mary Margaret and Jillian. On Saturdays, Mary Margaret plans to post something from the week that made her smile.
Not every week lends itself to smiles; this one didn’t. But here’s what I think is good about my Something Swell series…it forces me to remember that even if a week seemed abysmal as a whole, there was good if I root around a bit. It’s similar to those gratitude journals that people keep, I think, in that it requires me to consciously name the grace I find in my life. So here are just a few things that made me smile this week:
Walking outside in unseasonably warm weather and talking on the phone with Maggie one day and Jillian the next (my dear friends of the 3:30 Project)
A FaceTime call with my sister Emily.
A walk in Central Park with my dear friend Val
A lovely catch-up on Monday with my roommate, Laura
A text message from my cousin
There’s a theme here if you haven’t noticed. People. No matter what happens in the week, I seem to find myself surrounded by people I love that bring meaning to this enigma I call my life. I know something of who and why I am because of you. When I go searching around for something swell, I don’t reach far, because there you are. So thank you.