Today I was reunited with my best friend Leila – one of the most positive and sunny natured people I know. We were both super excited see each other after a fair while apart so we decided to continue our long standing tradition of eating a double cheeseburger and playing absolute TUNES… Us singing together in the car rapidly escalated to us blasting out the songs and singing to strangers passing by, lucky them!
We had SO much fun, call us sad if you wish but you can get a lot of happiness from driving round with happy songs playing at full volume, singing at the top of your voice – especially when the sun is shining. It was so entertaining that we ended up doing it for around THREE hours, driving allllll over the city and into different car parks. By the end of it, we had experienced a full range of reactions…
The most common reaction we had was people smiling or laughing at us, we massively enjoyed this, it’s nice to think you’ve made someone smile even a little bit, isn’t it? As for the laughing, we will gladly be the laughing stock so long as people are happy – ESPECIALLY on a Monday. However, as I’m sure you can imagine, we got a lot of dirty looks too… We stopped to let one lady cross the road and she glared at us as she walked from one pavement to another – this only spurred us on to find other people and make them SMILE. Another stellar reaction was one guy who awkwardly waved back at us, after we had shamelessly danced at him, then turned to his friend and seemingly said ‘what the fuck are they doing?’ My friend, we are having fun on a Monday, because life is for celebrating.
The BEST reaction of all was when people danced back… every time this happened we cheered and I don’t mean a little ‘aw yay’ I mean a big ‘WOOOOOOOOO!’ So many people danced with us and it was brilliant every single time it happened, it was so lovely to see people joining in and just having a laugh, not taking themselves too seriously. A particular highlight of mine was when we had slowed down in the ASDA car park and a WHOLE FAMILY started smiling and dancing with us to ‘Celebration’ by Kool & The Gang, as they were casually loading their shopping into the car. Another brilliant moment was when a guy danced across the zebra crossing to our music in the Tesco car park – all the applause for this jolly man!
My favourite thing about this was that we made so many people smile and that so many people responded happily – laughing, smiling and joining in with us! There’s enough misery in the world at the minute, it was lovely to see people happy even just for a second. Mondays are normally dull, the beginning of a long week at work or whatever, so let’s make them positive… Mondays are for celebrating.
Stacks of love,