Today’s Perfect Moment is a little different. Though the day’s perfect moment doesn’t always involve me, it is usually something that involves my perception of events. When I see a beautiful woman on the subway, it is at least my feeling that we shared a fleeting glance, or that for at least a brief moment she might have considered me. Today’s perfect moment has me even less involved, but it affected me nevertheless.
One of my students had a birthday last week. I did what I could to celebrate. I had all the students sing happy birthday in their own languages. It was quite nice. Today, the student’s homestay mother brought him a cake. What makes this perfect is that my faith was renewed in the homestay system. Too often I have felt like most of these people just wanted someone to rent their room, or that their motivation was mostly financial. Instead, I saw that this person cared about the people she had in her house. She treated them with kindness and warmth. She provided them with the experience the marketing team promised.
I didn’t eat any of the cake because I am still taking the diet seriously, but everyone else seemed to enjoy it