At the West Towne Mall in Madison, Wisconsin

A funny thing happened to me on Thursday afternoon – I had some time between 2 appointments, so I went to the food court at the West Towne Mall in Madison, Wisconsin while I waited. Rather than just sit there, I worked on weaving a balloon basket, and a few kids were in the mall, who wandered over and asked for balloons; that was fine, and expected, so I cheerfully made them and passed out business cards.

Unexpectedly,

Two young ladies at the West Towne Mall wearing simple balloon hats
Two young ladies at the West Towne Mall wearing simple balloon hats

a school bus full of teenagers from Watertown stopped in on a field trip, and I ended up being much more busy than I had planned :). I began line twisting, and about 50 balloon creations later, the group left. A man named Larry stopped by to thank me, and said something to the effect, “You’ve made a lot of smiles today — you’ve made the world a slightly better place.”

That, after all, was the point; thank you, Larry!