I couldn’t tell you why, but lately, and it’s becoming a common occurance everywhere I go, people are all about the Modern Amusement Icon watch I don on the daily. The checkout girl at J. Crew Park Meadows, the dude at Target, coworkers, extended family memebers (in town for the older brother’s wedding this past weekend), and the list goes on and on. Not that I mind in the least, as a good compliment goes a long way, even when regarding something as simple as a watch.
It’s not that I was having a bad day by any stretch of the term when these nice words were uttered, but that little reaffirmation just made my living on this Earth a tiny bit better. So much so that I’ve taken to paying it forward whenever I see the chance to. On the way into work this morning, I stopped off for a coffee at one of my favorite local haunts. I ordered my usual, added the milk and sugar was about to leave when I thought, “Sure, she’s just a barista and may not own the place but whatever….” Turned around before exiting, thanked her again for the coffee and gave her a nice few words on how great I think the shop is. It made her feel good, I hope, and it made me feel good. As sappy as it may sound, it’s the little things like this that add up to something bigger and better.
If you get a chance, say something nice to someone today. Small or big. Don’t matter. Someone in my office is wearing a Rush T-shirt today, and you’re sure as heck he’s going to get a few accolades from me.
One last thought: If there is anything I feel bad about when getting these compliments, is when I tell them that finding an Icon of their own is next to impossible. What happened to Modern amusement, by the way? Their site is just a picture, their online store is gone, all their gear on other sites is marked down drastically…Did they go belly-up? Anyone know anything about this?