Yesterday I was at Kohl’s with my mom stocking up on my favorite Lauren Conrad flip flops. I must have been good lately because they had size 10 in every color 🙂 The Easter Bunny wanted to come early this year for me I guess. I see everyone’s Easter baskets on social media already and I just keep thinking how I’m so content with my six pairs of flip flops.
Here’s a sneak peak of me at the store. We were laughing how Lauren Conrad should hire me to promote her products.
Anyway, I was bending down to put on a pair of heels, (I know, who am I putting on heels right?), I look up and a boy from high school was standing right in front of me. “Wow, it’s been so long since I’ve seen you, how are you doing!” I’ve talked to him maybe once or twice in high school- enough to recognize his face but not enough to remember his name. He was always the sweetest kid so I was actually excited this conversation was happening.
I told him everything’s been going great. “It seems like it was just yesterday that you were up there leading Student Council.” It has been 3 years. 3 YEARS since I was in high school and the treasurer of Student Council. But he remembered me from being on Student Council… and he has to be at least a few years younger than me.
I went on to tell him how I am president of Student Senate now at Western New England University and his eyes lit up. “You were always a leader. I always knew you would go on to do big things. Always taking it to the next step.”
I keep replaying the scenario in my head because I still can’t believe someone that I hardly know, not only came up to me to see how I was doing, but then proceeded to compliment me and tell me how proud and excited he was for me. He could have easily glanced over at me, noticed who I was, and then continued on with his night. But he didn’t. He stopped and talked to me.
I have always been someone who talks to everyone and doesn’t like to have a “small circle”. Of course I have my few best friends who I trust with everything, but I always talk to everyone. I love talking to everyone. I talk to strangers everywhere I go. I used to make fun of my dad for being weird and talking to strangers at the grocery store… but now I do it all of the time.
It was so great to see how I made such an impact on someone, and still three years later, am still remembered for it.
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I love this article Danielle. What a compliment to your character. Of course, I have always known you would go on to do big things. I am so proud of you. You go Danielle!!xoxo
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