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Hello! I'm Alex, an early 30-something who resides in downtown LA with my husband, pup, and portly cat. I work in TV and Film, oscillating between different departments as I weave a web of a career and try to figure out how to be a better person. As a collector of beautiful things I'd like to take this opportunity to share the little things in life that make me smile...

Sunday, May 8, 2011

it's the little things that make me smile: today it's a little girl who says 'excuse me', 'please', and 'thank you'

As I was walking down the street today a little girl of roughly ten, riding behind me on her bike, cheerfully called out to me, "excuse me please" and as I smiled and stepped aside to let her pass she reciprocated my smile and said, "thank you".  So simple and yet I find it so meaningful and reassuring.  This little girl with her big warm smile and excellent manners without a trace of attitude gives me hope in the future generations and for myself as a one-day mother.

I have three overarching goals in life: to love as much as possible, to grow old gracefully and to raise kind children.  Nothing warms my heart more than for a child, with no prompting, or reminding, or threats,  acts with politeness and grace.  I automatically jump to the conclusion that they were raised right.  To respect others (not just elders), to be gracious, and to engage thoughtfully with the people they come in contact with.  I hope I do as well with my children as this little girl's mom did with her.


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