I captured this picture of my 3 daughters on Saturday when my middle daughter, Madeleine, returned after studying a semester in Shanghai. It was a wonderful moment to not only have her home, but to witness the unconditional love between them.
It wasn’t until this morning that I really looked at the expression of the TSA agent sitting behind them smiling with delight in being part of the moment. It struck me as a beautiful reminder that in spite of our judgments (not that I would have judgments about TSA employees), that there is a connectedness to us all that can very easily override our biases in any situation. Not always easy to do but look around, and at each other, a little more mindfully and we may just find more delight in everything we do. Even at the airport.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!