The best bottles

A guest at Eleven Madison Park once said – “While most people save their best bottles of wine for their best days, I save it for my worst day.”

It is a sentiment that resonated with me.

On our best days, the joy and forward momentum from the day carry us through. When I reflect on great days, special treats are rarely what I remember.

However, it is on our most difficult days that these little luxuries – a great bottle of wine, our favorite ice cream or treat, a wonderful movie, or whatever it is we consider a special treat – make a big difference. Ultimately, they help us keep perspective and build the energy to pick up the pieces the next day.

And begin again.