The Little Things
I spent today at the mall, shopping for a birthday present for my boyfriend, James. Well, let’s be honest here, I just like shopping. Especially for shoes. I’ve been on shoe restriction, though, so today I bought my first pair of shoes in several months.
But this post isn’t about shoes. Even though I could write so much about shoes…
I took a break and started walking towards the bathroom. In front of me was a blonde lady and her friend. The blonde lady was probably about 30, and was chatting happily with her friend. As we entered the washroom she exclaimed to her friend, “Look! They have a room for nursing your baby! Carol would LOVE that! We have to tell Carol!!!”
I snickered to myself and proceeded towards a stall. And then I heard the same voice,
“WOW this stall is so SPACIOUS! This must be the luxury bathroom! Wow, two hooks? I can hang up my jacket AND my purse!”
At which point I couldn’t stifle my laughter anymore. If anyone heard me laughing in that bathroom stall, I apologize if I ruined your bathroom experience. I mean, let’s be serious, it’s a mall bathroom. It wasn’t the grossest bathroom I’ve ever been in, but it certainly isn’t “luxurious”. I just couldn’t believe how excited this woman was to be in a bathroom. She must have been having a phenomenal day.
What I learned, though, is that you have to appreciate the little things in life that make you happy. Even if it is as simple as being excited to not have to put your purse on the floor in a public washroom. It apparently made her day. I feel like people tend to be reserved in public, whether with good or bad emotions. And I found it refreshing to hear someone openly share her happiness with the rest of those unsuspecting bathroom-goers.
Positivity is contagious. Hearing that she had a fantastic bathroom experience definitely made my day as well. So next time, don’t hold back when something small makes you really happy. You never know who’s day will be made by hearing about it.