Late this morning, I went to the ice cream shop and spoke to the new owner. It turns out the old owners had told her about my occasional paying for a stranger's cone. So I bought a cone for them to give away to someone. It felt good. It wasn't one of those amazing giving moments, but it definitely opened me up a little.
Later, I saw a group of tourists who were taking turns taking photos of the other five, so I took a group shot with a couple of different cameras. This has become such a regular thing that it doesn't feel like a "gift" any more, except when nothing else shows up :)
A couple of things today (all related to the same situation) jarred me a bit, and I've had moments of feeling emotionally fragile and off-kilter. I still feel a little...off. I'm so grateful for this community. I need an emotional anchor right now, and this is it. Thank you so much.
Hope you all had good Thursdays - cheers!