I often go back to the original concept for Live with Flair: to find the meaningful and beautiful thing in an otherwise ordinary day. I wrote every day to cultivate a thankful, joyful heart. I wrote in order to pause, to notice, and to record.
I’m in my office at Penn State, and I pause. I’m so thankful for the smell of a freshly peeled orange I brought for lunch. I’m so thankful for the warm soup in my thermos on this rather cold day. Thank you, God! Thank you for oranges and my thermos and corn and celery. Thank you for parsley and minced onion and thyme!
For just a moment, my heart sang.