It’s day 23 of Blogvember. I’m following the prompts from Andrew Canion, which can be found here.

With the state of the world being what it is, I find myself looking wherever I can to find good. Things worth recognizing, celebrating, even toasting (a ritual that is too confined to formal ceremony and therefore a bit cliche, but something I think we could use more of on an ongoing basis).

Here’s a small sample of toasts worth recognizing for my own past week:

  • Spending time at the Ninja gym working out with friends
  • Reaching out to a couple of friends who live out of state, who I hope to visit next year
  • Neighbors I can reach out to when something goes awry (like this morning, when our garage was broken into; WTF to the dude who did that, though)
  • My patients, who challenge me and make me motivated to learn and find creative ways to help them through their respective challenges. Their resilience and determination in the face of uncertainty is humbling.
  • Taking some time to read a book about traveling the world in search of the good death, learn from it and gaining new insights about myself and the world around me.