Thursday, February 27, 2014

Some Days ...

... just turn out to be unexpectedly good.

Today was one of those.

First of all, on my way in to work, I stopped at Tim Horton's and picked up a box of Timbits. I put them on the proofing table, so the creative team could help themselves ...

Our newest female designer squealed when she saw them, skipped into my office, threw her arms around me and kissed my cheek.

THAT was a first.

The others, who are used to me filling up the candy dish or bringing in donuts, were been far less demonstrative in their appreciation.

And then a few hours later, Clint showed up for a meeting with our marketing guy. They've worked together on projects in the past (when marketing guy was with a different firm) and they're working together again on a Focus project.

The fun part of Clint's visit was when I showed him our photo studio. Hahaha.  I loved his reaction.

And then, this evening?
I walked.
It was a balmy 10 degrees and It Was Lovely.

And that's kinda it. That's all it takes to have a good day. No rain. A visit from one of my kids. And a spontaneous hug.

Three things I'm thankful for:

1. This. Go right now and have a look. PEOPLE ARE SO INTERESTING.
Do you need more details before you'll click on a link?
It's a photography blog, sort of. Of random people in New York.
A guy with a camera just stops people on the street and asks if he can take their picture. Then he asks them a good open ended question, like, something about fear, love or pain. And then he posts their pic and the answer to the question.

Fascinating I tell you.

Here are some examples. Scroll through the blog to find the people who shared them...

"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?"
"Get ready to do a lot of homework in 8th grade."

"What was the happiest moment of your life?"
"When I married Joe."
"What was the saddest moment of your life?"
"When Joe died."
"What was your favorite thing about Joe?"
"He was oh-so-romantic."
"What’s the most romantic thing Joe ever did?"
"Let’s just say that he was good with his loving."

"She cheated on me."
"Did you know the guy?"
"I introduced them. I invested in the guy’s business. He lost my life savings then he took my wife."

"I told her that if she wanted to start over, to meet where we first kissed. She was supposed to be here 15 minutes ago."

"I’ve been working for 45 years, and so has my wife. But we have no money. You know why? Because my five kids have two bachelor’s, a master’s, and two doctorate degrees.  They are my wealth."

"I had a little situation in college so I think I’m going to enter the Air Force Reserves."
"What sort of situation?"
"According to them, I didn’t pass my classes."

"I’m trying to keep the love going in my family."
“How do you keep love going?”
“Love is a fragile thing. It will dissolve, so you have to recreate it everyday. Everyday you have to give your woman a new reason to love you.”

So much wisdom.

2. The second thing I'm thankful for is my mom's tireless dedication to my dad.

3. And thirdly? Craft night on Friday. Yay.

Peace to you,

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