For those of you that have just started following my blog, there are two people I often refer to as The Bean and The Toppie – these are my parents, the former being Mom and the latter being Dad.
The Bean often told me growing up that Yours Truly is as transparent as a pane of glass. Some days she’s wrong, because my condition has taught me how to be like the penguins of Madagascar. Most days the smile and wave approach to life works, but then there are days like yesterday where I’m visibly not my sparkling, rainbow-farting-unicorn self.
I went to my favourite restaurant in town after work to sit in what has become known as my table, which is in the cosiest of corners, intent on blogging. I read a few more chapters of my current novel, James Patterson’s 15th Affair instead. I had zero inspiration to write and I almost always have a real book with me. Failing that I have a selection of Kindle books on my phone, thanks to Charlie.
Some of the waitstaff who I’ve got to know over numerous cappuccinos and amazing meals came to ask if I was okay – not the standard implied question of are you satisfied with your meal and/or our service? One even sat next to me for what might have been thirty seconds and asked how my day was (because clearly something was amiss). They noticed me and that made a shitty’ish day a lot better.
The point that I’m trying to get across here, is that sometimes all that’s needed to life someone’s spirits is a kind word and a smile. What’s even better about this is that it costs nothing.
Thanks for reading this post 😊 Have a fantastic Friday!