#51 - The existence of professional comedians.
#52 - The success of my first dinner party (at my new place).
#53 - Viewing a chance to see He Who Is In Personal Crisis as an opportunity to practice not suffering and creating my own happiness.
#54 - The progress I had made theretofore on my book about the lessons learned during this time period.
#55 - The song "There's Hope" by India Arie.
#56 - Surviving a difficult 24 hours.
#57 - A wonderful column from Cary Tennis.
#58 - The lyrics to "The Little Things" by India Arie.
#59 - Silver lining during a period of heartbreak.
#60 - Caring and selfless people -- particularly children -- who desire to help those who most need it.
#61 - I love him; I don't have to try so hard to prove it.
#62 - A long conversation with my best friend, who I rarely get to talk to for long periods.
#63 - A long, unprompted message from He Who Is In Personal Crisis.
#64 - "I'm Waiting for My Real Life to Begin" by the talented and illustrative Colin Hay.
#65 - Sitting next to the nicest guy -- a filmmaker, writer and animal lover -- on my 1st flight of 7 in 9 days.
#66 - Only minor injuries and few reports of damage from the earthquake.
#67 - The majestic beauty that is flying into Las Vegas.
#68 - Sitting by a perfectly manicured pool in Las Vegas.
#69 - A perfect macchiato and strawberry bambino in the Little Italy section of San Francisco.
#70 - No travel drama on the first 5 of 7 flights.
#71 - A foggy but beautiful drive en route to wine country.
#72 - A not-a-cloud-in-the-sky drive to Sonoma winery #2.
#73 - Spending quality time upon my return with He Who Is In Personal Crisis.
#74 - The first feel of fall.
#75 - An offer/opportunity that was totally unexpected. (In the end I decided not to take it, but just receiving it was humbling.)
#76 - One Stephen Merchant: the funniest, most attractive and intelligent man alive (save for He Who Is In Personal Crisis).
#77 - "This is Water": pondering the wise and wonderful words of David Foster Wallace.
#78 - Understanding that we cannot find love until we stop keeping score (aka: The Folly and Futility of Arrogance).
#79 - A productive and enjoyable shopping trip with a friend to start my weekend.
#80 - The storm damage/disaster cleaners finally scheduled an appointment (or the hope that things soon would be clean).
#81 - Sharing and soliciting opinions on a portion of my book-in-progress.
#82 - A reminder to "grow where [I am] planted" from a friend I met as a result of unfortunate circumstance.
#83 - The disaster cleaners came, and I was humbled by the process and grateful for their assistance.
#84 - Ten years later, I have healed the effects of a harrowing personal experience.
#85 - Small changes can make a big difference.
#86 - An article that made me realize the importance of setting small goals en route to bigger ones.
#87 - This quote from Sugar (at The Rumpus): "We like to pretend that our generous impulses come naturally. But the reality is we often become our kindest, most ethical selves only by seeing what it feels like to be a selfish jackass first."
#88 - An hour-long conversation with He Who Is In Personal Crisis. He asked my input on a number of very heavy subjects.
#89 - The opportunity to spend time with a friend who is very pregnant and due next month. She has miscarried early on so many times that, at 41, this birth will be a blessed and welcome miracle.
#90 - The much cooler weather, which provided much-needed respite after a summer in which I got heat exhaustion.
#91 - A wonderful, comforting evening, including dinner with a friend.
#92 - The small blessing of being offered a ride home from an event, allowing me to avoid bad weather/public transportation.
#93 - Spending a wonderful day with He Who Is In Personal Crisis, who was back in town temporarily again.
#94 - Public transportation, which worked flawlessly that morning and allowed me to relax a little.
#95 - Seeing past bad behavior to the heart of the problem.
#96 - A chance to get out of the office and into the 'fresh' air for an hour. It was highly unusual and much appreciated!
#97 - Dinner with one of my old bosses, who I hadn't seen in over a year, at her request.
#98 - Spending time with/admiring a friend who's going through an incredibly difficult time and remaining strong during it.
#99 - A new Sugar column to look forward to.
#100 - My newest reading material: How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It by Patricia Love and Steve Stosny.
Thanks for sharing this experience with me.