1. Waiting in line at the ATM, a rough, gruff old man glared at me as I stood behind him. When his turn to use the machine arrived, he spun around, and muttered, “You can go ahead of me.” I was rather surprised, and replied, “Um…thanks…but I’m not in a rush…If you want to go ahead, please do…” to which he said, “No. I want you to go.” Just goes to show that underneath every crusty exterior lives a compassionate soul. A nice affirmation to receive.
2. Having colleagues respect my skills, approaches, and opinions. Life feels so much better when I am well-thought-of by people I hold in high regard.
3. Seeing a formerly dark, cramped, forgotten downtown space be re-energized and re-vitalized. New is nice, but useful and purposeful is awesome.