Years ago it was like I dipped myself in a pool of postive emotions and wanted to spread that to everyone, everywhere and everything. The first few years I was a teacher I spent time and money to give a little birthday gift to all the teachers and even when they said why? I still gave gifts. I only stopped because I bought a condo and lacked the funds.
One year I wanted to learn how to be a Southern cook so I learned to make gumbo, I was going to take to my brothers the next day as a birthday gift. While I was making it my mom called and begged that I would come and sync her iPod for the trip, I left what could have been a ruined gumbo drove almost an hour back and forth to find she had already figured it out. When I gave the gumbo to my brother the biggest compliment he ever gave me it has a different flavor but I like it.
This is who I am and strive to be someone who looks for ways to see people are smiling with joy. That is a goal I renew on my birthday which is today.