This has been a particularly difficult week for me both professionally and academically. There were a lot of struggles and in some cases I barely got buy. But today, after class, on my way to the elevator, there was a box of donuts that were Halloween themed with a note that said "Free donuts, take as much as you like". I took two donuts and I was immediately filled with instant joy, and life was worth living once again.
It really is the small things in life that keep you going. The folks from the department that left these out will never know at all how happy they made me, or how much they sustained me for most of the day with just two donuts. I felt legitimately spoiled by this small act of kindness.