There's been a lot of heavy stuff on my brain lately, so I decided it'd be fun to regale you with a fanciful tale of ... a compliment I got on one of my fave shirts!
I was heading into a meeting at my local YMCA (who are upping their mental health game! yay!), and stopped a woman to tell her that her bright purple hair was awesome (because it was fucking awesome!).
In return, she told me that she thought my shirt was beautiful!
I was ecstatic because this bad boy never gets any love. Why, you (probably) ask? Because he's a turkey vulture and for whatever ridiculous reason, too many folks find them less than attractive. I happen to agree with the woman who complimented him though...he is beautiful.
And he ain't just any old rando vulture. He's a personal bud of mine. Matava is a rescue at a wildlife rehab center I used to volunteer for. He likes biting people when they aren't paying attention, playing tug-of-war with your gloves, and eating breakfast cereals.
Little did this woman know that she wasn't just complimenting some weird shirt, but an actual pal o' mine! So it totally made my day :)
What's the lesson in all of this? HAVE SOME FUCKING FUN IN YOUR LIFE! Wear the weird t-shirt, compliment someone's crazy hair, and have random fun moments with strangers. Because why the fuck not?