I made a big sale yesterday, which of course made me happy. But what was even more interesting, it wasn't the sale - but the person buying that just made me feel great.
I thought she had accidentally bought 4 aceo cards thinking they were part of the BOGO sale and sent her an email to make sure she actually wanted them all at full price. She not only did want them, she said some very nice things about them and how she intended to use them for her "inspiration wall". I was very flattered, and told her how I should put up my inspiration wall again (since I haven't yet in this house).
A little while later, I noticed I had made another sale. It was her again! Heh, she bought two stained glass pieces and two more art cards! I thought she was crazy and went off to my email to see what was up. In my inbox, was a message from her telling me that I must, by now, think she was completely nuts. I laughed! She went on to explain why she picked the pieces she did, what she intended on doing with them and a bunch of other interesting stuff. I replied in kind, etc....
This "stranger" made my day - and it wasn't the money or the compliments - they just were the vehicle that allowed me to sit back and remember the important little things in life, and how much they can impact you. Sometimes, it's as simple as reaching out and taking a moment to get to know someone, just even for a moment.
I know - I sound like a damn Hallmark commercial.