Lately, I’ve had no inspiration to write. The problem is that I’ve been focusing on the bad and overlooking the good parts of San Francisco. As far as I can tell, I live in a city where no one is able to drive, there are no trees, the sidewalks are dirty, and everything smells like urine.
In times like this, it’s very important for me to take a step back and think about the positives. Like for example, I live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I can go out and get amazing food from any country I want. And hello, the beach!!
I didn’t realize how discouraged I was feeling until I encountered the most positive young man in the whole city. This is Ellis. I’m pretty sure he’s homeless. He stands on the corner of Market and Castro and plays his banjo and he LOVES this city! Every time I see him, he greets me with a smile and a cheery hello. And he makes the city a better place with his music. I saw him today, and I was reminded how awesome it is to live in SF!
I want to introduce you to someone else. This is Chris. Isn’t he adorable? He works in the Creme Brûlée Cart, a food truck that sells only creme brûlée, in many different flavors (@cremebruleecart)! But the most striking thing about Chris is his personality. He is so friendly and happy, and he makes me smile!
I am writing about Ellis and Chris because they have restored my love of this city. In one night. I mean, how can I be depressed when I live in a city that has a creme brûlée truck? And how can I be sad when even the homeless are happy? So I think I need to adjust my outlook pronto, and be thankful that I live in such a great place!