1. Text message from my spouse that reminds me that “inch by inch, life is a cinch — yard by yard, life is hard.”
2. The existence of Whole Foods when I need a vegetarian entree and don’t feel like making a fancy one.
3. Seeing the first smile on the face of a person who has been in great pain.
4. New words from a toddler, “frustrated,” “expedition,” “quesadilla.”
5. Justin Timberlake, My Love
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