Something Swell on Saturday

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.


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