11:01am: I walk into my yoga class one minute late today. I am short of breath from the jog from the parking garage, rushing up the flight of stairs to the yoga space and slightly annoyed that I might be disrupting the beautiful beginning. Yet, I am met with a warm greeting from a lovely teacher. One of those, "I am so glad you are here" type greetings, that just allows you to feel amazing and forgives your tardy entrance. I unroll my mat smiling. 1:03pm: After class, I float to a nearby store and phone my amazing Mother. We chat and as if we are shopping together, I send her pictures via text of a purse in two different patterns for her opinion. Which one do I need? She says, go spend your money on adventure and hit the thrift stores for something awesome. Great advice. I walk out with only 2 new door knobs, smiling.
1:32pm: I walk to my Vespa and I pull out of the parking garage, only to hear my name being greeted again by a radical man on his bike zooming by - oh snap, my yoga teacher of all teachers, my teacher trainer. I absolutely love chance meetings with people I love! I scoot the scooter over to the edge of the curb and he pulls his bike over and we chat for 27 minutes, sharing ideas and lives. We part and I pull away to head home, smiling.
2:17pm I unlock the door to my apartment and find the dog jumping, tail wagging and smiling up at me and my phone is ringing. My sweet boyfriend checking up on me, I pick up and ask where he is. He peeks out from behind the bathroom door. Sneaky. More smiling.
Yoga love. Family wisdom. Chance meetings with friends on bikes. Dog smiles. Hidden lovers. And, Door Knobs.
Thank you to those who made me smile about the little things in life today. Is this what being present feels like?
I say, when life makes you smile, smile back.
Now, you go be a smile for someone today! You just never know...they might be writing about you right now....