Days of Being: October 21

She sat at the desk in her office and listened to the new Lady Gaga album. She was home alone so she turned up the volume and played the songs she liked the most—the ballads—again and again. Later that day she told her best friend, “You need to listen to “Million Reasons” on the new Lady Gaga album. It’s gorgeous. It reminds me of you.” A few months later, she and her daughter listened to the album on repeat during a weekend road trip. Whenever “Million Reasons” played, she thought about her friend and her friend’s husband and their miracle marriage, their Lazarus marriage that was dead, resuscitated, and given new life.

Your Turn:

Where have you seen new life appear recently?

Also, take a few minutes to record an ordinary moment from today because our ordinary moments matter. I’d love for you to share your ordinary moment in the comments below.  Or you can submit a few sentences about one of your ordinary moments and I’ll write a Days of Being entry to post online and on Instagram. If you’d like to participate, email me at

Days of Being is a micro-memoir and micro-story project exploring memories and moments from our ordinary days. Multiple years are represented within the project celebrating what Madeleine L’Engle once said: “I am still every age that I have been.” Today’s micro-memoir is from one of my October 21s.