The Right Middle Name (Happiness, Personal freedom, Identity)

She was in her glory tonight dancing around the dinner table, doing performances, bouncing on the mini-trampoline. She was excited about the salad she had made for dinner as well as the Torta Rustica she had made with Nonna. She brimmed with joy.

Me – “Your middle name should be enthusiasm.”

She didn’t miss a beat.

Her – “I already have a middle name. It’s Freedom!”

That is her actual middle name. I suppose the feeling of freedom and enthusiasm are the same. They are both unconfined joy. So, I guess she got the correct middle name eight years ago, after all.

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