You know those times when you meet someone truly dynamic or spend some time with someone special or simply hear a friendly voice on the phone, and it leaves you totally charged and full of positive energy for the rest of the day? That's what happened to me today. A guy I'd met quite a while ago gave me a call for the first time and we had a conversation I'll never forget even though it was simple and not particularly unusual. He is truly one of those people who leave a positive mark on others just by being full of energy and kindness.

What else happened today? Ah yes, my parents went out to dinner and brought me back some food and a paper umbrella.