I bumped into someone in our building who told me I'm her favourite neighbour. Who knew? We don't see each other very often and when we do, it's just for a few minutes in the lobby. I guess you never know the impression you're going to leave on someone. I was really touched.
It's also been touching to hear people's experiences of reading my blog. I've been surprised a number of times when friends have brought it up. It turns out this internet contraption works and I'm not just speaking to myself. Thank you for reading. Thank you for connecting your feelings to my humble words.
There's another sweet neighbour who lives next door to me. A couple of days ago I could hear her in the hall; she lets her cat roam around out there. I decided to join them out there so I opened the door and sat in the hall. We talked for a while about cats, dogs, neighbours, and eventually acting. She brought up a job opportunity for me, which was nice and fortuitous. Who knew?
Back to the first neighbour in this story, my lobby buddy. I made a conscious decision to go through the front door more often in hopes of seeing her more. Sure enough, the next day, there she was. She said to me, "See, you thought about it and made it happen."