My one coworker today provided us with hours of entertainment, very much without intention. She set bread to toast in the toaster oven but for some reason it didn't turn off. It continued to toast well into charcoal. Who knows what would have happened if the boss hadn't gone into the lunchroom to see what was going on? We all went from thinking we were having a collective seizure to sympathizing with our coworker. She felt so bad about it. When I left six hours later, smoke still hung heavy in the building.
For lunch, I chose to go for a walk instead of hanging around in the lunchroom. It was gorgeous outside. The sun was shining, the air was fresh and smelled sweet. Because we haven't had a frost yet, fruit continues to grow. The grapes are particularly lush.
I might not have gone for that walk if not for the toast incident. I'm really glad I went. Not only was the bakery having a 50% off sale on pies and cakes (I went back and told my coworkers who all went out and took advantage) Pumpkin cheesecake is much tastier than you would expect.
I had a great text conversation with a good friend tonight. He's taken some big changes in his life and made them wonderful. He says he's more at peace and comfortable than he has in years. It made me unbelievably happy to hear how happy he is. Misery may love company but happiness spreads joy. It's like a plague - without the pestilence.