1. Preaching in a new church to a sea of blank stares that cause you to ponder, "What could I have been thinking when I put this together?" ~ only to have people seek you out afterward to thank you, genuinely and profusely, for you know not what.
2. Simultaneously reading the Dalai Lama on the art of cultivating happiness and John of the Cross on the art of making space for God to cultivate the darkness.