The Little Things


Pleasant surprises are always so… pleasant.

It never ceases to amaze me how sometimes the smallest things can make my day. Like when your favorite song comes on the radio (sounds good, don’t it?). Or when the entire sky is filled with stunning colors or huge billowy clouds. Like no traffic on your way back from work, or when you find out that you’re actually doing something well, even when you were convinced you weren’t. Or like opening the freezer door and finding the best flavor of ice cream in there (Green Monster Mint, anyone?). Maybe it’s seeing the price for gas go up the morning after you filled up your tank, or seeing the first signs of spring in the green grass and the budding trees, after months and months and months of snow. Or it could be randomly finding money in your pockets… but that rarely ever happens to me, so I probably shouldn’t use it as an example.

But you get my point, and you probably got it a while ago.

In case you didn’t, what I guess I’m trying to say is this: I know how much I love these kind of surprises, so what can I do to give somebody else a pleasant surprise? I mean, it’s not like I’m going to become a radio DJ, solely for the purpose of playing your favorite song. And I can’t exactly make the traffic go away (although I have always thought it was so cool in The Italian Job how they managed to hack into the traffic control center and change the lights). And it might be a bit sketchy if I put a penny (or even a nickel) in your pocket. But maybe I can make somebody laugh, or send a smile in somebody’s direction, or compliment somebody’s outfit, or pay for the next car’s toll. And maybe, just maybe, I can help make some person’s day a little bit more pleasant.

P.S. In case you’re wondering, I have no idea how frequently I’ll be posting here. It will probably greatly depend on my level of inspiration… or procrastination.

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