Small Victories (Part 1)

By: Meg Humphrey


I spend too much time focusing on my big and grand long term goals that sometimes (okay, most of the time) I don’t appreciate the small things that happen that are just as worthwhile and satisfying as hitting 220 pounds on the deadlift. Here are some of those small victory moments.


Hitting the concession stand as a fresh batch of popcorn is ready. I love, love, love popcorn and when it’s just poured out of the popper at the movie theater? Ah, it’s a dream!


Spelling a difficult word correctly on the first try. I still have big problems with “restaurant,” but I was especially pleased when I spelled “entrepreneurship” right without thinking about it.

Effortlessly getting my toes into my vibrams. You can make fun of me all you want about having creepy, ugly toe shoes, but I don’t have any arch pain when I run in them, so haha, I still win.


Sitting down at conveyor belt (kaiten) sushi and getting all of my favorites without having to ask. This has only happened two or three times because my favorite is seared salmon, but when it does, it is heaven.


Getting to the bus stop just in time to catch my bus. Now that I have a 90 minute two-bus commute, timing has become much more important in my life. I’m very grateful for the days where I can step off one bus and onto the other with only a couple minutes between.

What are some small things that make you happy?