Taking note of one good thing, one beautiful thing, one thing to be thankful for each day.
1 lunch with friends at an Indian restaurant
2 ordered a cinnamon sugar waffle, received a crepe
3 open mic night, the first, at the African Village
6 all five Joneses together
7 pancakes and coffee on the edge of Nairobi National Park
8 six teenage girls lounging on beds, talking serious, talking nonsense
9 giraffes, zebras, warthogs, wildebeest, ostriches, elands, verver monkeys, baboons, antelopes, gazelles
10 a new and eager student
11 overnight oats with frozen blueberries, bananas, and cinnamon
12 shower drains that drain
13 a gift of fresh fish
13b an interview with Kenyan Henry Wanyoike, vision-impaired world record holder in the marathon
14 blindfolded run, a fundraiser. How much does it cost for a blind school to have more than one toilet for 80 students?
15 Henry Wanyoike, speaking to our students about overcoming
16 running fast in the desert, along the ocean
18 sugar, olive oil, and lavender essential oil foot scrub
19 gifts for a friend about to get married
20 pool party with friends from around the world, barbecue chicken legs, chilled watermelon, French chocolate mousse
21 conversation with Somalia’s female football (soccer) and handball coach
22 a friend who took over my kitchen and made me Chinese fish and rice
23 chatting with my dad
24 a batch of chocolate chip cookies x 6
26 the grocery store employee who walked me to my car, through a torrential downpour, with an umbrella
27 blueberry pie and chicken tortilla soup, in that order
28 productivity, with the Civil Wars in the background
29 a new word, chork, the sound feet make in shoes full of water. My feet, when I run in Djibouti. They chork.
30 my dad, a successful surgery
31 witches, skeletons, Jedi warriors, Dorothy, Batman, Santa Claus, bunnies, baseball players, Frankenstein, princesses, chefs, pumpkin heads, doctors, and a pink Power Ranger
What are your good things lately?