Recently, I was fortunate to catch up with a group friends that I hadn't seen in a while. We met up, exchanged hugs, and then I was asked the best question.
"So Mahallia," said my friend, "What are you looking forward to today?"
I was taken aback. This question, while simple and casual, dug deeper than the usual "how are you?". After a moment I said that I was looking forward to seeing my family soon, and to moving into a new apartment, and to performing at the Kennedy Center. But then I kept thinking about it, about all of the little things that I am excited to experience throughout the day. Like walking through beautiful D.C., and falling asleep in a comfy hotel bed, and sewing a pair of newly customized pointe shoes, and figuring out how to get a subscribe button to work on this website, and taking pictures of things, and relaxing in a hot shower, and on and on...
What a wonderful question for putting the sparkly spark back into daily life. I'll be asking myself and all of you more often.