10 on 10/10 [Again]

10 10On the 10th day of October last year, I made a list of 10 things that made/make me happy.  Just a few minutes ago, I looked down at the date-box on my computer.  I was reminded that 10/10 has rolled around again and I felt inspired to continue this new tradition.  So, in no particular order, I give you “My Top Ten on 10/10” for 2013.

  1. My little radios.  Whether I’m at home here in Uganda or in San Diego (or most anywhere in between), I stay connected to the BBC and NPR–and therefore connected to a much bigger world than my occasional-isolation might otherwise allow.
  2. The emails and texts I have received from my kids, asking that we be sure to get quality time before I leave Uganda this time.
  3. Quiet.
  4. Noise.
  5. That I have spent my life surrounded by fire extinguishers–and have never [yet] had to use one.
  6. Deciding that I need to make sure I know how to use a fire extinguisher.
  7. Friends who are kind, generous, caring, needy, vulnerable, strong, carefree–and real.
  8. Authenticity.
  9. Flowers.
  10. My kids.

1 comment for “10 on 10/10 [Again]

  1. Suzy
    October 11, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    N, thanks for carrying on a great tradition. 10/10.
    Your thoughts always touch me deeply and make me more thankful for things in my life too. So thankful you have been here in Africa with us for awhile. You are the best! Suzy

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