Today (Saturday) is the only day of the whole month of October that I don't have to work! So I decided to try and go run some errands and have some fun. I asked a friend if she could drive me for gas money and so off we went. While traveling around there was a woman standing on the corner with a sour look on her face, but she was beautiful and had these cool boots on, so I rolled down the window and toll her how awesome she looked in her boots. My friend who was driving also said she was thinking the same thing. I rolled the window back up... the woman's face had transformed. Now she was beaming from ear to ear and it stayed there while she waited for someone to arrive.
I get invited to a lot of things, in fact I was invited to 21 events this Saturday. One of which was a birthday party at a place I had never heard of. It is called "Howl at the Moon." Apparently it is a dueling piano bar. I arrived at the same time my friends arrived and got to put my things in their car. My friend who gave me a ride I pulled out gas money and she was really grateful. It felt good to have the money to do so. She left and told me to call her if I got stuck without a ride later.
Sabrina, whose birthday it was, was floored that I made it to her birthday celebration. It really meant a lot to her. I was excited because I was getting to do something I've never done! I had fun meeting new people all night long. One of my friends on FB was upset because since she stopped drinking her "regular friends" didn't seem to want to hang out with her any more. I invited her to come to the piano bar because she could get in free with our group and get one free drink (they were giving the b-day party people free drink coupons.) Then I bribed her with gas money, because she could help me have a ride home. It worked. She came.
She's not used to having one drink and having a good time, but the 2 times we have hung out that is exactly what has happened. She came and had a BLAST! Turns out that we live 5 minutes from each other. The gas money really helped her too.
None of these things were huge, compliment, showing up for a birthday, gas money, invitation to come out, but in the end they were huge to the people who were on the receiving end. Isn't that what matters?