For two hours we drank coffee, well, chai, and we talked about grief and sorrow and joy and life. At one point she told me, “You’re the healthiest person I know.” Ten years ago, I didn’t expect my experiences with mental illness and recovery to prune and form me into a healthier version of myself. And I certainly didn’t expect ever to hear those words from a dear friend.
I’d love for you to share one of your ordinary moments 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 December 29s.