I have to say, that although I love college, there’s one thing that is missing. (besides the insect that I saw scurrying across my floor this morning – still don’t know where it is… it’s unnerving)
Children. Babies. Toddlers. If you know me even remotely well, you know that children are one of my favorite things, that I have a baby radar. Not that I want kids of my own right now, but there’s a reason that I picked a job where I get to be with the youngest in our population.
I miss those little ones. I learn so much from them. And they give me so many funny stories and blog topics. It’s a tragedy to go so long without holding a baby or playing legos with a cute little someone.
Wanted: babies to hold for about half an hour.
I was thinking about something else today. Typically, if you’re genuinely friendly to people, they’ll reciprocate. Exhibit A: the people in the post office are seen as crabby, but if you’re nice and make jokes about how you’ve never seen such a clean dollar bill in your life (trust me, it was funny), they might just be nice back. They might say, “Have a good day, hon” and send you on your way with your stamps.
Just thinking about that. As I’m finding myself walking past so many people that I don’t know on a daily basis, I’m realizing that when someone smiles for real at me, I start doing the same for other people. And it makes me happy. And it might just make them happy. And it cost $0. And it wasn’t really painful at all.
Oh, and by the way, this is post number 250. Seemed like a significant thing to say.