photo by Livia Meneghin

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Welcome to my blog. I'm spending a year capturing happiness, and I invite you to come along as I journey toward a more joyful living. I also write about travel, food, and matters of the spirit. Hope you enjoy!

Being Present

Being Present

If yesterday was my day of solitude, then today was my day of...not solitude. I think I had as many interactions today as I did when I was doing the global scavenger hunt, something I didn't realize I was missing until just now. But the thing that made today most special was being present in the present moment. 

Instead of running through mental to-do lists or rushing off to get to the next thing, I allowed myself time to connect with the person in front of me. I stayed for study after service. I offered to help with a church picnic. I had lunch with one new friend and one old. I got to know the guys who sell jewelry and play the saxophone (named Sally) on Thayer. I hung out with my friend on her free day at home and enjoyed a Chomp dinner on their renovated patio.

Blended burger competition entry. Verdict: Yowza

Blended burger competition entry. Verdict: Yowza

It was a day that exhausted me, but in the best possible way--it was pushed full with life and conversations and meaningful moments. I'm always and again so thankful to be a part of this RI community, this hodge podge of unique personalities who are destined for great things.  

Single Rose

Single Rose

Beach Day

Beach Day