There’s an Ice Cube song laid over an old sample (the Isley Brothers’ Footsteps In The Dark), perfect for weight lifting back when I was younger: It Was A Good Day.
It was playing in my mind as I reflected on the past five days:
- Spent three mornings bodyboarding at the beach, despite working a night shift.
- Rode my bike to and from Trader Joe’s to make a grocery run.
- Attended the annual Halloween Parade at my kids’ elementary school.
- A friend informed me last minute that he was working from home, and we were able to meet for coffee.
- Had lunch at home with my wife all but one day.
- Went trick or treating with the kids and some families in the neighborhood. Kids keep their top 30 candies, the remainder are donated to our troops in exchange for $30 credited to their respective accounts at the Bank of Mom and Dad.
- Resumed a musical education interrupted since college by listening to an archived Grateful Dead concert (thanks, Vagabond MD!).
- Tucked my kids in to bed all but one night.
- Walked my daughter to basketball practice. This is when we have our best talks, with no one else around.
- Enjoyed the splendor of an autumn sunset over the Pacific. Recorded images don’t do it justice.
- Found several colleagues willing to work nights for me in exchange for a night shift premium starting January!
- Was elected to a stipended position doing work to help provide challenging patients consistent care through safer prescribing – something I’ve been passionately involved in for several years.
Hope you took a moment to jot down how life is good as well.