it’s the little things

beyond blessed

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Everyday mankind proves itself, every day is a surprise. Today, mankind has both surprised me in a good and bad way. While I was on my way to the office, a shooting broke out in Washington, DC. So far, they have declared 12 people killed by the Navy Yard shooting in Washington, DC, and as of 2:30 PM the suspects are still on the loose.

As this is an awful act, and truly heart-wrenching, the shooting today is the bad example. On the flip side, I am so blessed, as I am sure most of you learned today that you are as well. Today, I received countless emails and text messages from friends who I speak with every day and from others who I haven’t in a while. It’s an incredible sensation to know, that people are still thinking of me even when I am not at the forefront of their life. It’s even more meaningful to know they took the time out of their day to make sure I, along with my friends were safe. Taking it a step further– friends, I couldn’t have asked for better ones. I had a simple message saying, If your apartment is sectioned off and unreachable, come over tonight for tacos and MNF. It’s friends like these that really make the world go around.

Devastating acts happen daily. It’s up to us to turn these devastating acts into something beautiful. We must help others out of these devastating situations to re-prove ourselves and mankind. A random act of kindness never hurt anyone, neither did a simple text/email saying hello to an old friend.

 

it’s so DC

“…so what do you do? So where are you from originally, yeah, right, but where are you from originally? I’m a grant writer for a non-profit who deals with micro-finance…” –Shit People in DC Say

on meeting new people

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I love meeting new people especially in such a transplant city. When you meet new people you have no idea what their background is or what will come of the conversation.

Over the weekend, I had three encounters with new individuals. I love meeting new people. You meet new people for a reason, whether they come into your life for that stint or for longer there is always something to be said about an interaction you have with someone else.

Last night I had the opportunity to meet two fantastic new individuals, not once did the typical, what do you do, where do you work, tell me about your past type questions come up–and it was fantastic. It was really refreshing to have an actual conversation with people and get to know them on a different level. There was so much ground covered, so much was learned. So many opportunities for new friends could come out of a simple meal and a beer.

I cannot wait until I have this opportunity again. I want to encompass myself around new individuals. I want to learn about them without asking mundane questions, because I truly am interested. I want to know what makes you tick and what you’re passionate about. What makes you get out of bed in the morning.

Remember, a simple hello can turn into a beautiful friendship.