the little things


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To make a disgustingly long story shorter, I had an amazing day thanks to my friends whom I love dearly. I got to send out a package to one of them in NY this morning before I started working, so that feeling of “I can’t wait until she gets this” hit me. Then later, I find out that she sent me a package and it countered my anticipation with a brand new giddiness.

Before I could get into my work flow, my friend in Florida gives me a call and we chat for a few minutes about jobs and dreams. Specifically recent dreams we had that either made complete sense or no sense at all. It was our typical banter, but since she moved, we rarely get to have these chats. She’s also interviewing for a new job tomorrow, so I’m excited for her about that. We also discussed customer service and instead of calling to complain, start calling their superiors to let them know we enjoyed or approved the service provided.

I think we as a society don’t give enough praise to those who do a good job and are quick to point out how bad a situation or service is and are constantly looking for a refund. I think we all should start paying it forward. The trick is to also not expect anyone to pay it forward back to you… because that’s when it happens. Plan to be surprised, kids.

Between those two events (mailing the package and phone call), especially my friend calling me, began the upward lift of my day. I also had a really great cup of iced coffee that had cinnamon bun flavored cream. The cream didn’t mix well for some reason, but it was still delicious. I got a good chunk of work done, but not enough to make my quota. Plus it didn’t help that the servers were down due to a virus going around the planet. Maybe you heard about it?

Meanwhile, I was texting my NY friend about the package she sent to me and my instructions not to open it until she emailed me first. The email contained instructions and a table of contents to the following package. But it also all depended on if I was getting the package today or tomorrow. Fortunately, it was today. I have another package I was waiting for, but didn’t arrive today. Contents of that package can’t be discussed since it would reveal what I sent to her today.

What she sent me was a DVD of music. We have a strong musical and cinema bond. So even as I’m writing this, I’m listening to music she listens to regularly. So in a few days, she will have music I listen to regularly. Her package contained a bunch of other things and I feel like I have an activity kit in front of me. It’s pretty awesome and became the highlight of my day when it arrived.

I didn’t care that work was sub-par. Besides, I’ll probably go in for a little while tomorrow. While the servers were down, I had another cup of excellent coffee and then enjoyed some delicious Chinese food. It may have been extra good because I was so hungry. I was feeling so great, I didn’t even feel hunger until I started feeding my face!

With all that was going on, my mind was in a happy place and what resulted from that was a series of seemingly random and/or humorous thoughts, questions, tid bits on Facebook and Twitter. I had been doing this yesterday too. So I thank everyone that commented and “liked” my randomness. Truth be told, that was a peek inside my mind on a normal basis. Yes, I have deeper thoughts than what I shared, but these things make me smile, maybe I might brighten someone else’s day or enlighten them OR make them feel not so alone in thinking they are the only ones who wondered or thought the same way I think. It’s all good.

So that was my awesome day. It’s really not much to explain, but I felt the need to try to explain why I’m in such a good mood. And I don’t normally get too person on my blog, but it’s my blog, so I write whatever I’m feeling. And today I’m feeling blessed and grateful for awesome friends that love me as much as I love them. Thanks for calling, texting, emailing, commenting, liking and just being you. The little things you all do are cherished and appreciated.

Enough with the mushy stuff. Tomorrow will hopefully be VMA related stuff all day. So no official friPod post.

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2 comments on “the little things
  1. Melinda says:

    I was thinking about that whole pay it forward idea yesterday… it’s such a fantastic snowball effect! Think about it- if you do a nice thing for just two other people, then they do a nice thing for two people each, then the next 4 people do a nice thing for two people each, then the next 8 people do a nice thing- you get the idea. Exponential!

    Makes you wonder why some people avoid being nice to others…

    • t. sterling says:

      I don’t think you could’ve said it better. Actually, that made me think of a beneficial pyramid scheme. Although you can’t really call it a scheme, can you?

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