A Five Lira Pick Me Up
--by AlbanyKate, posted Oct 24, 2007
Istanbul is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been, but every now and then I get homesick or feel sad or left out. Today I was having an especially bad day because I was struggling with a history paper and finals are this week as well. I was also feeling sort of lonely and left out.
I began to get teary eyed and I decided to leave my dormitory for a walk in the night air. As soon as I had walked a few steps into the hallway, I found a Five Lira Bill (5 YTL) on the ground. I looked all around to see if there was anybody that had lost it, but there was no one there.
Finding the money on the ground made me so happy, I forgot about my problems for a minute. It really picked me up and made me realize how small my problems really are.
Tomorrow I will try to use the 5 YTL Bill to make someone smile. :D
I feel like it doesn't belong just to me, but to the world. It was a piece of happiness sent to me from someone else, even if by mistake.