It is almost 30 degrees...the grass outside is brown. I decide to take a nap. I am too tired and life has not been too optimistic lately. I am halfway into my nap when the door bell rings. I open the door and its a young girl about 14 years old.
"Hi! my school mates and I are trying to collect money for a summer trip to prague..."
I look at the tray she is carrying, a collection of tea and coffee. She tells me how special the tea is and how much it costs..apparently I can get a discount depending on how much I buy...
"I 'll see what I have" I say, as I go into the kitchen and bring out my coin box.
"Can I have a glass of water?" she calls out from the door way.
"Come in, would you like coke instead? I have ice too" I say.
She comes in and tells me how hot it is, nobody opens their door, and if they do, they are so rude...they just shout "I don't want anything" and bang the door, she says.
"Yeah, people here are stingy". I laugh as she drinks her glass of coke with ice.
"So lets see what you have" I say.
She recommends a mixture of orange and cactus...or something strange like that....
I tell her I will trust her suggestion and hunt her down if she is wrong.
She laughs and then she says one of the best things I have heard from a stranger this year...
"You are so nice! You let me come in and then you give me coke...that has never happened to me...people are never that nice...and you are so happy...I hope I'll be like you when I grow up"
Imagine! That is what that child says!
I smile at her and wish her good luck and now, I do not think I can sleep anymore. I think I am going to take a shower and feel pretty satisfied with my soul for a while.