In 2019, I am posting a roundup of “simple joys” on the last Saturday of every month. Feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments!
I saw this post on Instagram, and I think that it summarizes my month pretty well:
Despite the cold weather, the 35 deadlines, the panic, and the darkness, November brought joy. Here’s why:
If you don’t have cold weather, then you can’t appreciate the beauty of a frozen fountain.
If you don’t have 35 deadlines, then you can’t experience the joy of marking things off your to-do list.
If you don’t occasionally panic, then you can’t enjoy the peace and calm of an early-morning run.
If you don’t have darkness, you can’t eat s’mores around a bonfire.
And there were other enjoyable things this month, unrelated to the cold weather, the 35 deadlines, the panic, and the darkness.
I spent a few days in Pennsylvania at the beginning of the month. Just look at this view!
My favorite librarian-professor-friend recommended Ban This Book, and now I will recommend it to you.
I also enjoyed playing Scrabble with Mom during Thanksgiving week (I won).
Overall, November did bring cold weather, 35 deadlines, panic, and darkness, but it was still a pretty good month! 🙂