I met Alan when I was 19. Yesterday was our 4 year wedding anniversary. Doesn't that sound crazy?! To celebrate we went to a simple dinner at our most favorite restaurant in the West Village. Our sweet friend Wes who is also the rockstar chef ;) behind the restaurant always goes out of his way to make sure everything from the food to the timing is pure perfection. We were already feeling so grateful and blessed when to our utmost surprise the table beside us picked up our bill with the reasoning that "you guys are great! Enjoy your anniversary!" What?! We were stunned and touched beyond words. It was all I could do not to burst into tears. I'm definitely guilty of getting caught up in the day to day and the random gesture of kindness by people we had only known for a short (but lovely!) evening reminded me what life is really all about.
I hope that by sharing a little tidbit of our night, I've inspired you to take a step back, to take a look around at this beautiful world, to count your blessings, and to perhaps pay it forward even if in the smallest of ways. I know I will be :)