Why you should talk to strangers…sorry MOM!

Part of what makes this blog fun is that I can write about whatever I feel like.  It is mine, and that is cool.  You may not like what I write about and I’m okay with that, I didn’t tell you to come on here and read it!

Today, I started my day by getting my oil changed.  I know it is a super exciting start to my Friday morning.  I have to say though it was so much fun.  Dan always makes fun of me because I could talk to a wall and learn the wall’s life story.  For those of you that are reading this and were at my wedding, know that my sister also commented on my desire to always make a new friend or two everywhere I go.  Today was no different.  When I plopped myself down with my bag, my work iPad, my two cell phones, and my computer, I thought I would get some work done and do some personal things while the nice guys at Firestone of Springfield worked on my sweet ride.

There was another man there working away on his computer and it made me laugh because he was using the desk that is for little kids, complete with little chairs.  I made a comment to him that I liked his desk and he asked if I wanted to share it.  I said that’s okay, but appreciated his offer.  We started chatting and I learned a lot about him in my short time waiting for my car.  He has one biological daughter and one adopted daughter and he told me the story of how he and his wife met later in life and thought it would be difficult to conceive a child naturally.  They enlisted the help of a fertility doctor and weren’t interested in going through with the entire in-vitro process, so they decided to start looking into international adoption.  When his wife went in for a procedure, she was told she may want to wait because she was pregnant.  He said it was such a cool surprise!  After having their first daughter, they decided to adopt a second child.  He told me all about the process, which was really fascinating and now they have two healthy, successful daughters.

The thing I loved most about his story was that he kept saying that they felt so blessed that they were able to conceive naturally, that they still wanted to give an orphan child a chance at a good life.  I thought this was SO nice and really made me feel so great about our society.  Sometimes the media only tells the bad stories because that is what drives the most traffic to their websites.  The truth is there are still so many good people in this world.  Sometimes it takes a little work to find nice friends in certain stages of your lives, but I can promise it is worth taking the time to talk to strangers.  Even though our parents told us that we shouldn’t talk to them for the first half of our lives.

I feel a little more appreciative of all the things I have in my life today, rather than dwelling on all the things I have to do.  Sometimes we all need to stop and take a second to remember how lucky we are.  Your job might suck and you wish you got paid the amount you think you deserve, but you still have a job, a house, food on your table, and fun in your life.  I think life is all about choices and reactions.  You can choose to be happy (or you can choose to be miserable), you can choose to find the good in life (or you can bitch and moan about all the bad things)…the truth is you can only control your reaction to things that happen in life.  You can’t control what other people say, do, or think, so stop worrying about other people. If you worry more about yourself and do what makes you happy, I think you will get more out of life!

Okay well that is all that I have for today!

Thank you for reading and have a fun WEEKEND 🙂

Here is my picture of the day…

So, this is a signed!!! Mariano Rivera picture that I won yesterday at a Silent Auction at the MRF Gala that I attended. I am thankful that my boss let me go to the Gala and I am so EXCITED that I won this for my husband, and for me!!!!! What a great moment in YANKEE history!!!
So, this is a signed!!! Mariano Rivera picture that I won yesterday at a Silent Auction at the MRF Gala that I attended. I am thankful that my boss let me go to the Gala and I am so EXCITED that I won this for my husband, and for me!!!!! What a great moment in YANKEE history!!!
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