Tonight was the first gathering for the smalltown 140conf that starts in Hutchinson tomorrow. I love this event. It’s so wonderful to see people in person that I know from online, or that I haven’t yet met online either, but who are interested in some of the same things I am.
This evening I was talking with one of the other participants and he said, “You like rocks, don’t you?”
“Yes,” I said. “I love rocks.”
He pulled this out of his pocket and said, “I saw that online and brought you this.”
I thanked him profusely. It was so very kind that he went to the trouble to do that. I had posted a photo recently of rocks friends brought me from Colorado. He had seen the post and decided to bring me this. It was so nice he made the effort.
Allen and I haven’t met before. We haven’t even talked online before. But, he took the time to look at people’s social media streams and saw that I liked rocks. He told me about the area it was from and it gave us a chance to visit about a number of things.
I wonder how many opportunities like this exist in daily life that I miss. Allen has reminded me I must pay closer attention. I’m grateful.