There Are Still Some Really Nice People In The World
As you hustle and bustle through your day, attending meetings, running errands, doing laundry, or cooking dinner, do you dwell on encounters you had with other people who crossed your path that day?
I confess, I do, especially if that person made an impression on me. Sometimes, the impression is not a happy, smiley face. It’s best if I’m doing some food prep during those reflections–the onions don’t cry when I slice them into pieces.
But what does a person have to do to make you smile when you’re reflecting?
I think Jack Callahan in “While You Were Sleeping” said it best when his brother, Peter, couldn’t figure out what it was about Lucy that made her special. “Sometimes she makes you so crazy you don’t know whether to hug her or arm wrestle her. She’d go all the way to Italy just to get a stamp in her passport. I don’t know if that makes her crazy or if she’s just really…likeable.”
And I met someone who is a genuine, ‘really’ likeable-type person. There was no arm wrestling involved, but there was a hug. And I count today as special, because I made a new friend.
And that, makes me smile.