Shy and Meg came over last night for supper and we watched four episodes of Firefly.  I made honey garlic chicken breast with cream cheese mashed potatoes and Coke (served in the can).  The chicken and mashed potatoes wound up on a plate… three of them.  Meg is now certifiably a fan of the series… and of Joss Whedon.

All I can do is do… you know?  I walk through life and I try to do my part to make the world a better place by adding a little cheer to someone’s life.  Sharing my ‘Firefly’ collection over supper is one of the best ways.

[About 35 minutes pass]

A serendipitous moment just occurred.  As I was finishing that last paragraph, Nadia walked into Atlantis.  She didn’t see me at first so I rushed over to the counter and paid for her latte before she could get her money out.  We sat and talked for a spell afterwards.

Nads and I lived together for a year and a half while we were both going through divorces.  There was never any boy/girl answering the call of nature stuff going on between us.  Instead we became the closest of friends.  We did much to untangle each others’ headspaces when we both needed it the most.  For that, we shall always have a special place in each others’ hearts.

She remarked that it was funny we ran into each other today.  She’s once again going through some things.  I reminded her of the really helpful words she told me once upon a time that seemed kind of appropriate for her current situation.

She left to resume her day, and I’m left to resume my writing.  I can’t help but marvel at what little effort it takes to brighten someone’s day.  Did you know that if you smile at someone, it actually requires an effort on their part to NOT smile back?

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