I've written this post three times already and it's come out preachy every time. Simply put, I learned a lesson today. Normally, I operate under the assumption that everyone, and sometimes the universe, is out to screw with me. Normally, I'm pretty damn quick to say people suck. And then today, it felt like everyone was out to help me. They most definitely did not suck. I actually feel lucky that I got to know so many good people who were willing to step up for me. It's not something that happens to me very often so I'm not really sure how to express my gratitude or my amazement.
I like to think that nothing surprises me anymore. A lot of the time I'm not surprised when I probably should be. People surprised me today, sheer luck surprised me today.
People don't suck. Not all people. There are good people out there. You just have to find them and then glom on and never friggin' let go because they can be really hard to find. But they come through for you in the most amazing, surprising ways. I guess what I learned is to step out of my little world and give people a chance. Putting it into practice was harder given that I tend to be awkward and shy, but it's worth it.