I'm thankful for sweet, gentle hearts. <3
and the show Glee :P
But mostly, sweet, gentle hearts and warm, genuine, interactions.
Today at the library, an older gentleman asked me for help on the computer. I said "sure," not knowing what he wanted help with. Then he said (in his accent) that he wanted to message some women and he pointed to the yahoo personals matches list. I was a little confused, but assumed that he wasn't computer literate. So, I sat there with him, going through the yahoo personals of women aged 45-55, in the Kansas City area and helped him click on profiles and see if their "ideal man" list included "african-american." Many women's did not. So we went through a lot. One woman had listed every race, BUT "african-american,"... the man said "dang she wants anything but black" and we laughed. I was like, "she's just never been with a black man, obviously" and we laughed some more. When he found someone he would say ,"yeah, go ahead and message her" and I would paste a previously copied paragraph he told me to write that included his phone number, because he doesn't have the internet. He was so nice, and laughed a lot. I felt good about helping such a nice man try to connect with women. I sat there for about 30 minutes going through it with him.
I have a soft spot in my heart people when they are unable to do something (in need of help), and just anyone who has that gentle, sweetness about them. or if they clearly love/need human connections, I love to be that person to make them feel a little better :D. It's not that I pitty people, I don't think... I just want to help people in need. It's almost like an urge and it' so rewarding when I get to act on it. It gets me excited to finish my degree and become a well qualified support for people facing difficult times. I also want to volunteer VERY soon!
I LOVE to laugh with people.
"Laughter is the shortest distance between two people." -old fortune from a cookie I kept on my fridge
It's so much better to just see "faults", awkwardness, or frustration, and laugh about it! It says, don't take things so seriously... and it even sort of feels like a release.
When you get frustrated with yourself or others, find a cute, find the humor in it. It will make you more aproachable, because you will naturally feel warmer towards others.
Also, just laugh for no reason :D