I had a meeting on Music Row this morning, and as I was waiting in the lobby, the receptionist started chatting with me. She was just the sweetest woman, and had previously worked for the company for 40 some years, but was now just temporarily filling in for the receptionist. We had such a delightful conversation about the way the industry was way back when, about copyright, Bakersfield, and just this town in general. She even told me about the time that Paul McCartney was in town for 6 weeks. She was an incredible ray of sunshine to walk into this morning.
The greatest part however, was when I headed upstairs, she said, “It was so nice talking to you, you made my day.” I thought, how weird, because she totally made my day. It was just such an interesting moment that I tried to savor it until I got to the third floor. I mean, I’m still warm from it.
It’s just funny to me, how one casual conversation can turn your whole day around. Well, I wasn’t having a horrible day or anything; but I’ve had a lot on my plate with the move and a couple of projects, so I was feeling a bit tired. However, people like this sweet, sweet woman remind me of how far a single smile or good word can go.
So yeah, after chatting with her and after a most wonderful meeting, I suddenly felt reignited with a bursting flame of energy. I always tell people, I did not want to wind up on the business side of the entertainment industry. I grew up performing and I thought I loved the art too much to lose my soul to the devils dancing around the City of Angels. So when I decided to give it a shot after all, I decided to take my soul to the south instead. And I very quickly learned that when you love something so much, all the frustrations and negative aspects are miniscule next to the greater picture.
I know that it’s an incredible blessing to get to do what you love. It’s almost not even fair, because I know that not everyone has that choice. But even so, I always hope that people are as happy as I am in what is their “work life,” because how wonderful is it when people care about what they do. I mean when they really, truly, care. There’s just an incredible ripple effect of positivity when people care.
As someone said to me today, “When you have been blessed, you gotta go bless others.” Give. Share your blessings with others. Sometimes all it takes is a little good conversation.
BIG LOVE & HUGS