As I reflect and select ten images to represent “today,” I realize that it’s the day-to-day simplicity that I wish to share the most in this series. Little blessings make a full heart, and I want to be thankful for these small things everyday.
Succulents are ranked high among my favorite plants. This was given to me and now sits by my window in the office. The succulent, along with the sunshine, greets me first thing in the morning at work. It brightens my day. Besides, succulents are low-maintenance and pretty.
Caffeine. I don’t rely on it, but I like both coffee and tea. Do you intake caffeine regularly?
As I pass through the colorfully decorated lobby, I am welcomed by my wonderful receptionist colleagues.
This is how I like my lunch on days when I don’t bring something from home. I love munching on the fresh organic salad (with no dressing). Thank you, SF cafe!
A hand-blown vase, crafted and given by a friend for my 23rd birthday. It’s usually sitting on my desk filled with fresh flowers. The thoughtful gift (vase) and the weekly fresh flowers are just few of the ways that I am incredibly spoiled by my loved ones. This photo of the vase and pollen is chosen to give a different perspective from the “typical” flower glamour shots.
We try to take a 10-minute walk in the afternoon to get some air and sun. It’s refreshing and clears my mind after sitting in front of the computer for so long. We get something to drink from the cafe or walk to Trader Joe’s across the street.
I joke that music is my second job and life, but really, I love it — playing the piano, studying, and learning.
Students come in and out of the entrance at the conservatory. The guards know me by now because I go there several nights per week for studio class, recitals, or lessons.
I practice at home or attend studio class and lessons at the conservatory. The photo shows my teacher’s studio, where my studio mates and I spend many Wednesday nights listening, playing, and giving feedback until the school closes.
What are your day-to-day simple blessings?