It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing today. After the jump, we hear short updates from two people: “Wanting More,” a young woman from a recent “Shortcuts” column who wanted to know how to ask her FWB whether he wanted a real relationship without sounding needy, and “Homeward Bound,” who wondered if she should stay out east, where she was finishing grad school, to be with the man she loved, or move back west, where she had friends, family, better career options and a home she loved. Find out what both these ladies decided to do and whether they’re still with their guys, after the jump. Keep reading »
I was getting my morning coffee today at my local neighborhood spot when a blind man walked in. The two baristas and I watched as he used his cane to navigate around. He had wandered into the shop kind of accidentally on purpose. Most likely just to get a whiff of the intoxicating smell of coffee and pastries. But then he couldn’t find his way out, even with his cane. One of the girls came out from behind the counter, took his arm, and escorted him out of the shop. The other looked at me really earnestly and said, “Ya know, we don’t appreciate what we have. We always want more and more. We’re never grateful enough for what we do have.”
I was slightly taken aback since we make small talk every day, but never really talk on that level. How right she was. As I walked out, sipping my coffee, I was inspired to acknowledge what I was grateful for … as hokey as it may sound. Recently, I’ve been thinking about how important it is to be humble, so this seemed like the perfect opportunity. I’m grateful for many things, but for today, I appreciated that I was on my way to a job that I love. What are you grateful for today? Please share in the comments. Keep reading »
Aww. Nothing like one’s love scrawled across a public wall. As seen on the side of a building on South Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas.
Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send your pic to email@example.com. Keep reading »