I had to get an allergy test and I was extremely nervous. I started shaking in the car and couldn't stop, bridging on a panic attack. I hummed to myself, and put in head phones trying to calm myself down again. It wasn't working. I looked out the window at a red light and saw a guy sitting in the car next to me. Let me tell you, he was attractive. He was older than me obviously, however, that doesn't make men any less attractive it just basically means it's illegal. So I stared at him for a little bit, and then he looked back. He gave me a blank look and I quickly looked away. But I slowly peered over and he was still looking at me. Not in a creepy stalker pervert way, more like playful older brother kind of way. So I looked back pointedly and soon it was a staring contest. We both stared for a very long time and finally I saw him begin laughing. I started laughing too and my mom glanced over in complete confusion (and worry) but I didn't care, I kept laughing. So did he. Finally we slowly began driving away and when I passed him I waved and smirked and he gave me a very large smile that I returned. And for the rest of the ride, I was pretty calm. I thought about that stranger as they set the large trey full of needles on my arm and pressed down. And it made me relatively happier. Happier meaning not-going-into-a-panic-attack.
He didn't know me. I have no idea where he's going or where he's come from, and he didn't know that about me either. But he still made me smile, despite all of that. So next time you see a stranger in the car next to you with a frown, never for a second think that just because you have a lack of knowledge about why that frown is in place that it means that you can't turn that frown into a smile. People are powerful. You are powerful. Your actions effect other people. The amount of people everyone comes into contact with is absolutely unbelievable and the thought that you can change or effect one person, two, three, four- on a daily basis, with just a wave you can alter someone's mood, with a smile you can give it to another, with a status update, with a movella. All people, and I mean all people so this includes you too, are so important. And the fact that you, me, someone random- can make this person happy or change them is amazing! I find it just... Epic just to make someone smile. Or to feel something. Because for me it is such a privilege for me to have made that smile happen, to have been there in that moment. Everyone is so important. And their lives are so amazing. their stories are fantastic.
Think for a second: that famous person that you really love and saved your life, he's just a person that got his name out there for you to see. Now think of how many people who are not famous who might be just as cool- they just didn't get their name out there like he/she did, and they just didn't choose that path. I love a lot of famous people, don't get me wrong. But there are others JUST as amazing I am sure.
In case you were wondering at the allergy place I found out I was deathly allergic to cats.
I already knew that one and I told them not to put that one in there and they said, 'okay' and did it anyway and it made a huge bump on my arm and it inched like heck.
I was like, 'wow allergic to cats who knew?