meeting junot díaz and little things

Yesterday, I got the chance to meet Junot Díaz. I didn't anticipate my shyness or inability to speak. Apparently, when he asked how to say my name, I replied. He touched my elbow! He read two excerpts from This Is How You Lose Her, answered many questions, signed books, and took photos. He introduced himself,"Hi, I'm Junot." I shook his hand. It was delightful. It seriously was the perfect way to end my birthday weekend. He had this way of ending his sentences with something that was halfway between "y'know" and a grunt. It's really hard to put into words, but was completely endearing. Matt and I learned that we need to go to more author signings. They are fun, that's for sure.
Today was my first day back to work. Rather than thinking being awake before the sun was out felt wrong, I thought to enjoy the sunrise. Funnily enough, it ended up being a rainy and cloudy day, but I got to see some beautiful colors/clouds this morning. I've been trying to find little things throughout my day that make me appreciate each day. They can be certain interactions, things I witness, a sentence I read- the littlest thing. It's nice to take a step back and enjoy the little things. You may not have everything you want in life right now, but if you pause to appreciate what you do have, you value each day more.

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  1. I saw this sunrise on my way to work...breathtaking!!!!! So glad someone captured it!