Our most profound joy is often experienced during ordinary moments. What was one of your most joyful ordinary moments this year? (Author: Brené Brown)
The rabbits were plentiful this year. (The coyote population must have been down.) Every day there seemed to be one or two – in the back yard, in the front yard, across the street. My elderly dog was mostly oblivious to their presence.
One morning she saw a rabbit at the side of the house and barked fiercely at it. Then she went in the back yard and peed. The rabbit hopped to the front lawn and sat, frozen, in place, with just the tips of its ears showing above the tall grass. Then it must have realized that the dog could no longer see it, or had forgotten about it. It moved a bit, no longer motionless. But still, the rabbit stayed where it was, eating my lawn as though it had found the most wonderful salad buffet. Meanwhile, the dog walked up the driveway at the side of the house, across the front walk and up to the front door without ever noticing that the rabbit was still there.
It was a simple, happy ordinary morning.