Days of Being: October 26

After my daughter’s annual checkup that afternoon, I asked her if she wanted to go back to school to catch the last 45 minutes of her creative writing class. She responded, “Of course.” So I checked her back into school for the last 45 minutes of the school day and waited in the carpool line until she was forced to leave. I wasn’t surprised. Her curiosity and love of learning were as familiar to me as her bright green eyes and dark brown hair. 

Your Turn:

What familiar traits of a loved one have you noticed lately?

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 26s.