In yesterday’s post, I said I was saddened by some of the negative comments made by people about Kelowna and those who live here. Saddened maybe was the wrong word. More like disappointed, because, I am one of those people and darn it, I know I’m not rude and snobby. Why am I taking this so personally, you might wonder? Well, we moved out here over 11 years ago and we heard the stories that it was a clicky place to live, hard to make friends, etc. We have made wonderful friends here and have the best neighbours you could ask for…… wonderful teachers teach my kids at school and outside activities, and I meet lovely people weekly! As a matter of fact, even at the grocery store today, as I was unpacking my cart full of groceries, the lady behind me asked if I’d like some help and started unpacking with me….. I joked that she wanted me to hurry my a#% up, but that was not the case… she was being friendly. Then she asked if I needed help carrying out my groceries! A man held open the door for another man in a wheelchair and then for me and smiled at us both. The lady behind the till talked about how she still loves the Kraft pizza mixes ( because we got to talking about Friday pizza nights..)… again, friendly. I’ve even shared recipes with the gals at the grocery store…. come to think of it, you might not want to be behind me in line at the till! It happens to me pretty much on a daily basis . This place is as friendly as any place I have lived or will live, I believe, because you have the power to influence how people treat you….. someone can be having a hell of a bad day, you give them a smile and a kind word, then it is reciprocated…. at least most times. It has happened to me when I’ve been having a bad day so just a reminder to smile at people more ( I need to remember to do this as well) because it just could be brightening their day, even a little.
That’s all I have to say about that…..
Today’s iPhone Friday… some pics of around town this morning…..