Days of Being: October 22 (Adrianna Wright)

In the rush of another Monday morning—another beginning of another work week—I left home without eating breakfast. But when I walked into the break room, there was a loaf of cinnamon raisin bread (and butter!) for anyone, for me. I received and savored my unexpected gift, nourishment from someone’s small gesture of generosity.

This entry is inspired by an ordinary moment from one of Adrianna Wright’s October 22s. Adrianna is a publicity and publishing consultant, an editor & writer @WheatonCollege alumni mag, a horseback rider and instructor, and a Community Business Coordinator @BNCranberry.

Your Turn:
What’s an unexpected gift you’ve received 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 send me 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-story project exploring memories and moments from every day of the year. Multiple years from my life and others’ lives are represented within the project celebrating what Madeleine L’Engle once said: “I am still every age that I have been.”