Friendly City


I had a great day today. Everyone with whom I interacted on and during my walks to and from campus was cheerful, warm, and generally good-natured. More neighbors than usual were out on their porches and they all waved hello or greeted me verbally. Longboarders waved to each other as they went opposite ways down the street. Some random dude with a pleasant smile on his face high-fived me as we passed each other on campus. I couldn’t figure out what was going on; was I doing something different to warrant all this friendliness flurrying around me? Did the fact that I was listening to one of my favorite songs put an approachable expression on my face? I even went so far as to wonder whether some Happiness Club devoted to promoting good will and optimism had infiltrated campus and was working its Magic on the Masses. It was so nice! I don’t think anything in particular was different about today but that many people were feeling exceptionally warm, friendly, and neighborly and spreading the effect around them as they went. I walked into class with a huge smile on my face and that mood carried me through the rest of the day (fueled by the 95 I got on my first stats data set project).

By the way, the featured image is of the song I mentioned listening to just now. It’s upbeat, fun, and also something that came on a lot in the car in Italy when we were driving to the beach. It has lots of happy connotations for me, so I suppose it made it that much easier to fall into such a sense of general well-being.

I also learned from Heidi Klum that if your shoes hurt you it might be because they’re secretly dragons:

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If you feed them Dr. Scholls gel inserts and pet them a little they’ll apparently stop biting your feet. A word to the wise for all of you who have Repeat-Offender shoes that won’t stop giving you blisters.

Anyway, I’ve had a great day. I even went to the gym this morning and lifted weights without being prompted to do so by anyone but myself. I’m going to keep my positive mojo going all the way into tomorrow morning’s Yoga session! Maybe I’ll have a better experience with Savasana, who knows.

Happy Day 30!

2 thoughts on “Friendly City

  1. What’s the name of your happy song? I love your way with words. This is my favorite sentence from today’s post: “I even went so far as to wonder whether some Happiness Club devoted to promoting good will and optimism had infiltrated campus and was working its Magic on the Masses.” And hurrah for a 95 on your first stats data set project!

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