Episode 54: It’s So Nice to Be Known, To Be Seen

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Observing, up close, the beauty of a hardwood floor -- how the wood grain swirls and waves in the aging lumber.

Sitting side by side with someone important to you, every fiber of your being alive, alert, electrified by their presence.

Finding the exact right word to describe how you’re feeling.

The warmth of an electric blanket in the coldest room you’ve ever been in.

Adding a book to your library list.

Driving past a herd of happy cows, munching away on grass.

Someone sending you a video of puppies doing cute things.

The first “yes” after a ton of “no”.

Soft, comfortable underwear.

Telling someone what you need, and getting it.

Fresh mint leaves, crushed between your fingers.
Taking a long bath, the water so perfectly warm and soothing you almost fall asleep.

When someone who knows you really, really well gently makes fun of you in a loving way. (It’s so nice to be known, to be seen.)

The color of your favorite mug.

Looking at red carpet photos of strong, talented women wearing incredible suits.

Visiting a small town for long enough that you start to feel like a local.

Finding the sky after a long day at work.

Teaching a kid how to tie their shoes, watching their face as they finally “get” it.

Throwing away things that are cluttering your personal space.

Researching a topic you’ve always wondered about, just for fun.

When you go inside a little store and everything inside feels hand-selected just for you.

Crashing ocean waves on the sand, heard over and over until it calms your heart and fills you with a peace that lasts.