When strange and wonderful things happen to us, we should share these special little moments with others!
- Years ago, when I was still a teenager and we didn’t have much money, my elderly neighbor used to give me clothes and jewelry that she had worn in her youth (when she’d been the same size as me). The things she gave me were always in incredibly good condition, but, of course, they looked old-fashioned. After a while, I began to notice that other girls were wearing similar things. It was then that I realized that my neighbor had been buying new things and pretending they were from her old wardrobe. All because she believed that it was important to look beautiful when you’re young.
- I have a neighbor who lives alone. I always see him feeding the local cats, dogs, and even the pigeons. One day, I came home with my five-year-old son, and he shouted out to me, “Hey, lady! Look at this! I’m like Snow White!” I looked over and understood what he meant: the second he emerged from his house, all the animals nearby scrambled and skittered over to greet him.
- After a car accident, I was left unable to speak. Now I carry a notepad and a pen with me everywhere to allow me to communicate. When I was still in the hospital, my best friend from childhood discussed all kinds of topics with me. He always waited patiently for me to write down my answer, and then he’d respond by either agreeing or disagreeing with what I wrote. It’s gestures like this that really make you value your friends and what you have.
- Many years ago, I was waiting in line at the store with my three-year-old daughter. It was winter, and she was wrapped up tight in her warm coat, hat, and boots. She had big beautiful eyes, and her cheeks were flushed from the cold. I heard the voice of a little boy — he must have been about five — behind us say, “Mom, look how beautiful she is! One day we’ll be friends!” I exchanged a smile with the boy’s mother, and our kids got acquainted with each other. Then they grew up. Now, they’re getting married.
- Once, when I went to pick up my child after school, I got caught up in a crowd of kids. I’m so short that one man mistook me for his kid and tried to lead me off by the hand…
- I’m not very tall (only 1.56 m), but my boyfriend is almost two meters. I was walking with him around the university yesterday. A group of my classmates went by, and it was then that I tripped and fell over. When I fell, a ton of change fell out of my pockets. Instead of helping me up, my big dumbass of a boyfriend did his best to make me look like even more of an idiot and exclaimed, “I always knew you were a leprechaun!“
- Once, I was really bored riding the bus. I remembered an old trick we used to play. I fixed my gaze on a girl sitting nearby, staring at her for a long time. Then I took out my phone and demonstratively said into it, ”Chief, I’ve found the one and only.” Without missing a beat, she got out her own phone and said, “I’m busted, requesting evacuation.” The whole bus roared with laughter.
- I’m on my way to the hospital with a lightbulb in my mouth. I always thought that only the stupidest people end up doing things like this, but here I am: a 33-year-old woman with two kids, an honors degree, a successful career in law, and a flawless reputation — racing down the highway with a lightbulb in my mouth. My jaw hurts, and there are tears in my eyes from both the pain and from laughter. My husband has the hiccups from laughing so much. And it’s all because I lamented not having done a single foolish thing in my entire life. Someone offered me the lightbulb, and I thought, Well, why not?
- I was walking home from work, tired and angry, and it started raining. My clothes got soaked through; my dress became almost see-through and my makeup was running. I caught the gaze of passersby and became even more irritated. What were they looking at? Had they never seen someone caught in the rain before? When I reached my front door, I suddenly realized I’d been walking along the whole time with an umbrella pressed tightly against my chest.