Today, on my way home from work/school, I stopped at the grocery store; I needed to pick up a couple of items for TJ's work potluck. Right after I'd gathered some pears from the stand at the front and strode purposefully towards the other produce, a gentleman stopped me.

I stopped, slightly confused since I didn't look like I worked there. I mean, I was wearing jeans and red kitten heels and a jacket. He looked young, maybe late 20s, early 30s.

He said, "Excuse me, can you help me? I'm trying to pick some flowers for my wife."
"Sure," I said with an uncertain smile.
"See, my wife gets flowers every week. I can't see color very well, and I want to get some that aren't dead," he explained.
My smile widened and I helped him pick some brightly colored daisies. They weren't my personal favorite, but they were happy.

"Thanks a lot," he said after we'd picked some.
"No problem, " I replied, "I hope she likes them."
"I'll blame you if she doesn't," he said with a laugh.

I walked away from the encounter smiling. I thought it was so sweet that he did that for his wife. What a cute, little tradition. And, it made me feel so good to help him brighten her day.

In other news, it really really feels like fall. I wore a jacket today and actually needed it.
This brisk air holds the excitement of the season. We're anticipating around an inch of snow on Thursday.

It really is the little things.


  1. For some reason I wasn't a follower. Weird. Fixed that. :)

  2. Aw, that is absolutely precious :]

    I love meeting strangers!

  3. That's such a cute story :) My husband is color blind too...but he just has a hard time with reds and greens.

  4. That's adorable! I told Race that he should pretend he can't see colors very well and get help picking me flowers. Haha. I kid though! And I loved having to wear a jacket today! Also, I can't believe that we're supposed to get snow tomorrow!

  5. Awww :) Huge smile on my face right now. (weird?)

    And I wonder if that guy could take a photo of flowers he knows are in full bloom and just take it with him every time he goes, and make sure to match the photo? I don't know, though. My mind just thinks like that.

    Great story though, Kylie :)


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