Feeling Good at the End of the Day
After my group hike exploring the farm lands of Bali, I headed back to Kuta for two more days to get a little more surfing in before heading out the islands. I remember having such pride that last day as I paddled through all the fears I had out on the water. I stood on that board with conviction and confidence with zero hesitation during the entire ride.
That night, I was sitting at the restaurant of a resort overlooking the ocean for dinner and drinks. A sweet lady came by selling bracelets. She had such a softness and beauty about her, I ended up buying two bracelets from her for around $10. After my sale, she sat down a few yards away and was got her things together. I found her intriguing for some reason I got up from my table and went over and offered to have her join me and buy her a drink. She kindly declined, but we continued to converse anyways. I asked her more about what she did. She told me how she had just started selling her gorgeous bracelets, had been out all day, and didn’t want to go home without a sale. She was so ecstatic and grateful for my sale because I was her first sale and she was finally ready to go home to her family and celebrate.
Wow! She totally pinged at my heart.
What different lives we led, but still could speak a common language of wanting to feel good at the end of the day about the work we did in the world. I was confident the next day she would continue to get more sales and that this would likely be the only day that she experienced only one sale. Her jewelry was gorgeous and had great quality. As a tourist, I often buy jewelry because it’s so light and easy to fit in my luggage without taking up much room, not to mention that it’s so fun to wear and have great conversations about.
I’m not going to lie; it’s pretty awesome when someone asks you where you got a bracelet and your response, with a big smile, is: “I actually got this when I was in Bali…” It beats Tiffany’s all the way, because you know behind that bracelet and smile is amazing memories and a great life changing experience.