When our children were younger, we used to have a routine at the dinner table of sharing our high-points, and low-points of the day. This practice caused me to be more attuned to the day’s events, looking for what specific moments I would later share with my family. It also gave us a glimpse into each other’s days, deepening our bonds and helping us connecting our experiences.
It is a good habit to build, practicing the ability to notice the highlights of our day, as well as the obstacles. Each holds the seeds of opportunity. One allows us to grow in our gratitude, and the other allows us to grow through obstacles, and to gain strength and confidence as we witness our own maturation.
So today had many high-points, and a couple low-points. One moment that especially brought joy was when I delivered a run club shirt to one of my colleagues, who said “Who’d of ever thought I would wear a run club shirt?” She has been undergoing her own personal health transformation, and she is brimming with confidence as she changes from within and without.
I couldn’t be more proud of her. And it made me grateful to witness this moment, and to share in her joy.
For a low point, I’d have to say the impatience I felt while stuck in traffic this morning. There was a construction project that caused a bottleneck on the way to school. I didn’t curse, or have a meltdown, but I did allow my emotions to be annoyed. When you consider all the challenges faced by others in our world today, it was a pretty petulant response to a minor inconvenience.
So there you have it. A high and low point from today. Nothing momentous, but moments that give you a glimpse into my day. Take a moment to share your high and low points with someone close to you. Perhaps it can become your own routine.