So the other day I had a moment. I'll call it a flash of insanity, cause that's how I felt. I couldn't get centered, my mind and emotions were all over the place. When I get like that, I just need to get out of the house, do something anything, exercise, shop (SB would prefer I steer clear of this option), go to a museum, a cafe....anything.
Ironically, I also get super productive when I get these moments of insanity. This particular day, I got a package packed....thank you UPS lady for being so kind to me, seriously she made it all better. Got the package sent out, I restocked my stamps, and mailed a bunch of letters out. Made a stop at the homeopathic store for something to center me, had another great conversation with a super nice lady, just talking helped.
Then I made my way to Thyme Cafe. Love this place, it's about the only nice place on this particular street in Santa Monica. The baked goods here are just the best. I've tried a quite a few things. I really love the pecan, apricot, coconut scone. But the gruyere bacon croissant is so good. It sounds rich, but it's actually really light and very flavorful. A few days later I went back and ended up talking to the GM. She was fantastic, told me about all the great things they make in-house, which is 95% of all the baked goods. Only the breads are made outside, and that's only because they don't have the room for the equipment to make them in-house. She invited me and my friends to a wine tasting they are doing with one of the wine distributors. I so wish that I could make it, but I have two other events that day.
All this to say, sometimes it just takes people being kind and conversational. I will remember this and give back, even if I have not idea how it affects the person. I always say "just be nice."