“Can I just say…I’m Happy .?” my friend said, speaking slowly with a big smile as we travelled down 15th avenue. There was a touch of wonder in her voice.
I too, was smiling. We had been laughing over funny texts from the week before, sharing in hilarity.
I paused to listen.
“You know, I had a thought. And it was I’m smiling right now.” she said. “We don’t really catch that when it happens…we’re always looking forward to the next thing, or we only recognize it when we look back and remember. We don’t realize it in the moment. But I’m happy right now… I wanted to say that. I’m happy.”
And I liked that.