So, I had a great dinner with some of my co-workers last night, after a luncheon with some other co-workers! I only got 2 numbers out of 3 picks for the elusive half million mega-jackpot, but I had a great night, and then….. I had an open house scheduled today for 11, and realized I left my “Open House Book” at the office, so I raced around this morning to get my banking done, get my helium balloons at my local florist “Sweet Meadows” (where they informed me they MIGHT be out of helium) Whoops, didn’t allow time for that! But no worries, they filled them all, none popped & I headed to Portsmouth.
On my way, is when the Random act of Kindness occurred. I was going through the “cash” lane of the tollbooth, (when do I have time to pick up the e-z pass??) and I dig out a very crumpled sad looking dollar bill. The woman waves it away & says you are all set! Dumfounded, I stutter “whhhhaat?” She says “they (gesturing at the car pulling away) paid for you”. Still feeling dumfounded, I say, “well, I’ll pay for the one behind me” and then ask for my customary receipt. We both looked at each other & wondered if you can get a receipt for a “random act of kindness”? Well she gave me one anyways, as I actually had given her the dollar bill. I can’t believe something so simple & nice just left me stuttering! Thankyou mystery driver, that was a great way to start my day! And I immediately said “This is going to be a great day!”
I hosted the open house at a beautiful home in Newmarket. The owners are fastidious & great decorators. Most IMPORTANTLY, they are ORGANIZED! (I might not be in some aspects of my life) They have a rack for the kids back packs, they have baskets for all that junk that accumulates in the laundry room and they are “GASP” labled! They have their best china displayed (just stacked neatly) in a book shelf, with the holiday silverware stashed in a vase (genius!). In the basement they have a giant family sized shoe rack (floor to ceiling, no lie!) that is on the way to the garage-no shoes in the house! I took pictures for inspiration! (I totally want to post them on Pinterest, but thats probably not quite right!) They had several people come through, one could be THE buyer. It IS a good day!
I had great second showing on a home with cash buyers. We will be writing an offer Monday after some clarifications. It IS a good day. My husband made me dinner, It IS a good day!
So, this brings us to the dog & the broccoli. My dog does NOT like vegetables or fruits, no grapes, no carrots, no normal dog snacks. (potatoes don’t count, cause thats how you get gravy or better yet ketchup!) I am eating dinner after my great day (well, nothing went bad!) and I have a plate of broccoli with butter & salt. My dog is
standing there BEGGING for broccoli. Seriously? This is the dog I gave some leftover salad to once & she licked every piece of lettuce free of its dressing & every bit of vegetable & the bottom of the bowl & left every vegetable there, with no dressing. (looking almost servable!) This dog is begging for broccoli. Ok, so I put some in her bowl, GONE! More broccoli mama please! Whatever. Does she look like she eats broccoli? I think she looks like she eats people in this picture! 🙂
So hey, practice a random act of kindness, it feels really good, if not odd, to be on the receiving end!
Karen C Mairs
Keller Williams Coastal Realty