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To the stranger at the coffee shop this morning: thank you. (reddit.com)
I was sitting in a coffee shop this morning before work looking rather mangey - no makeup, 4-day old hair in a braid, not my cutest clothes, red, puffy eyes from crying, etc. I've been going through a rough patch of anxiety and depression and have been pretty fed up with social media and technology in general as of late, so I didn't have my phone, a computer, or anything with me. I just wanted to sit, have a cup of coffee, and watch the world go by out the window for a while. After about 10 minutes, a guy walked past my table and complimented my hair. A little while after that, the same guy came back and asked if he could speak with me for a few minutes. He told me he was intrigued that I was the only one in the place not glued to any sort of technology, he thought I was "very pretty," and that he couldn't help but notice I looked sad and/or I had a lot on my mind. He said he didn't want to pry, but he hoped things started looking up for me soon, wished me well, and left. I don't necessarily believe in angels, but it's almost as if this person was some sign from the universe to keep my chin up. Hopefully by sharing this interaction, it can be a reminder to someone that even at your lowest and darkest, there's at least one person out there who sees beauty and light in you, even if you can't see it yourself. (...Also to put the damn phone away once in a while. You might be surprised at what could happen or who you could meet.) submitted by /u/BerningInSoDak [link] [comments]