Wednesday, May 02, 2007

It's the little things.

So LB is done, and I'm wildly jealous. I'm sitting here in the library, typing away at a paper that just doesn't seem to be finding its way toward an ending anytime soon. And I had 2 classes back-to-back tonight, and I'm generally tired and kind of hungry and mostly I want to go home and go to bed.

And then a girl from my class comes into the computer lab and says hi. And then she says, "You know, Phoebe, I just want to tell you that you're really supportive."

And I'm not sure where this is coming from, so I sort of look surprised.

And she says, "No - I'm giving you a compliment" and she goes on to tell me that she appreciates how I stand up for myself and others in class, and how some people do it in a negative way, but I remain positive. And she tells me that as I handed a paper in to her last night, I thanked her, and how that made her feel appreciated.

And I was reminded yet again that it's the little things that often make a difference - the things we don't even know we've said or done.

And I went back to my paper (after typing this here blog) with renewed energy and a smile on my face, because sometimes - not often - but sometimes, you can find yourself the recipient of kindness and appreciation when you least expect it (and when you most need it).

3 comments:

legallyblonde29 said...

I have a similar story from yesterday. Despite being done, the last exam kicked my ass and left me feeling pretty crummy. So I went to TJMaxx and bought a cute (cheap) little top. Then I put it on and went to the Ann Taylor at the mall. The salesperson at the store immediately commented on how much she liked my top. And I felt so much better.
(Wait. That's a bit more materialistic than your story I suppose, but the sentiment was the same... it's the little things!)

dasein668 said...

We should all be as happy and supportive as Fibby!

CDG said...

I second N - he's wicked smaht, yo. almost as smaht as Fibby is kind and supportive :)