I feel so blessed to live in such an amazing city. It's no secret that I'm obsessed with this town.
Upon leaving the South, I thought I would miss the "southern hospitality", yes sir/yes ma'am, sweet tea way of life. Although I do miss sweet tea and Duke's mayonnaise, I have found comfort and ease in being in a big city in the Midwest.
Prior to moving here, I had heard people say that Chicagoans were really nice people. Moving to a big city, I expected to encounter some rude and unfriendly people. I've had several encounters with not-so-nice people in New York and Boston. I mean, obviously, there are rude and mean people in every city in the world.
But I must say, so far I have been pleasantly surprised. I said to TG yesterday: People are so stinking kind here. I sneezed walking down the street and had three people bless me!
The other day at the L station, I must have looked confused. A man walked right over to me, asked if I needed help, and pointed me in the right direction.
I'm just saying-- A little kindness goes a long way. And there is definitely Midwestern Hospitality too.