Our most profound joy is often experienced during ordinary moments. What was one of your most joyful ordinary moments this year?
I don’t even remember which Saturday it was, but it happened between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Our oldest daughter was home from college, everyone was over the creeping crud, the house was tidy, dinner was simmering in the oven, and I just stopped in that moment. Stopped still to look around my home, to see my husband and my children, and I had a moment of crystal clarity. I often chafe against the ordinariness of my life, but in that moment I saw its richness.