simple joys: a smile on the subway

One of the things I value highly is being in the moment. I’m not saying that I’m very good at it, but it’s certainly something I aspire to.

One day this week on my way to work, I noticed a guy sitting down listening to his head phones. He had a huge grin on his face. Occasionally he would try to fight back the laughter, his lips fighting to stay together. It was pure joy. Just watching him, I felt my heart open up. I didn’t need to know what he was listening to, his energy alone put a smile on my face, and I felt so present and in the moment… a simple joy to take me out of my head for a bit.

I’ve been hearing a lot of recommendations for Tina Fey’s Bossypants since it came out. A colleague at work said since I’m into improv, I should definitely buy it.

“Don’t even try to stifle your laughter on the subway,” she said. “It won’t work.”

And, so, magically, my boyfriend surprised me and ordered it. I can’t wait to have my own infectious grin in the midst of a crowded subway car.

2 Comments on “simple joys: a smile on the subway”

  1. Dave says:

    That’s some boyfriend you got there!

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