It’s the little things

Sometimes, it’s the little things that make for the best days.

For instance, one of my favorite actor/comedians, Steve Rannazzisi, is coming to Buffalo this weekend to Helium Comedy Club.

I bought my tickets to see him about a month ago, and yesterday I found out that I might have the opportunity to interview him!

Seeing as how Kevin is my favorite character on The League, I was extremely excited just by the idea of having this opportunity.

I immediately started creating a long list of questions which I hoped to get the chance to ask.

I left work buzzing with excitement and called my dad who, being the level-headed man he is, told me that he hopes this paled in comparison to exciting things in my life.

His statement got me thinking about my emotional sensitivity and how easily my mood can be made.

For some people, like my father, it takes a lot to affect their mood. I’m quite the opposite.

It doesn’t take much to make me happy; just the idea of having the chance to do something totally new and different in my role at work, such as interviewing someone, got me extremely excited.

I like that my emotional sensitivity makes me easily excitable. Although this trait can sometimes mean that I’m easily disappointed, it is my awareness of this personality trait that allows me to get over things, such as the feeling of disappointment, easily.

I know that it will only be a matter of time before something else, be it good or bad, presents itself and affects my mood.

Although my father may have a different perspective, I enjoy the fact that for me, it’s the little things…

2 Comments

  • I totally agree with you 🙂
    I get easily excited at the prospect of things, but I say why not? As long as you can differentiate disappointment and “that’s life,” I say why not get excited. I do the same thing – no worries!

  • Dad says:

    Julia,
    I’m not sure you understood what I was trying to say. It’s certainly exciting to meet a celebrity and to spend as much time with one as you did, especially when it’s someone you admire. I’m sure I’d be like a child in the presence of Bill Russell. What I was trying to convey is that the experience is novel and fleeting, and that I hope you have the kind of life that is so filled with wonderful things, that this experience pales in comparison. Bill Russell is at the top of my list of people I’d like to meet. But as exciting as that would probably be, it could never compare to the joy I get from my children. Maybe I didn’t do a good job in explaining myself, and I certainly didn’t want to rain on your parade. I’m thrilled by your enthusiasm and excitement. And I can only hope you are lucky enough to experience the feeling of having children like you and Sarah. I love you.
    Dad

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