The Little Victories

Like today, when I visited one lady in the nursing home who doesn't usually like to talk to me very much.  Today, I got her to talk about her past - about her childhood and life as a young person.  She totally lit up as she told me about a time when her father took her to see the circus in the 30s.  Usually, she's practically pushing me out the door but today when I told her I had to leave she told me "Thank you so much for coming today, I really enjoyed our visit."   Victory!

And earlier this  week, I figured out on my own that if I get off my first bus one stop earlier, I can get onto a bus going the west 15 minutes earlier.  I figured it out all by myself, even though Google Maps didn't know - and I sliced 15 minutes off my commute home!  Total Victory!