Sometimes chocolate in the office dish is the best comforter.
Sometimes a colleague is the best encourager.
Sometimes a supervisor is the best support.
Sometimes ditching a meeting is the best choice.
Sometimes ditching two meetings is the best self-preservation.
Sometimes making the short walk from the office to the classroom a second time because you forgot to lock the classroom door, delivering an extra dose of healthful fresh air and sunlight and movement, is the best pick-me-up.
Sometimes talking on the phone with your BFF is the best oxygen—talking novels read and novels written, talking shop and learning, talking strategy and law, talking love and rejection, talking interpersonal psychology and human politics, talking combating vitriol and practicing self-care…much wonderful talking.
Sometimes the little goodnesses add to up be the blessings that keep the ugly at bay.
…and the little gifts are the magic.