Today for Tea Time Thursday, I wanted to share two little stories with you about holiday goodness. They are quick stories as I know everyone is busy this holiday season but I think it is important to let the little things around you make you smile or have a little chuckle.
One of those things was at Starbucks on Tuesday. I was busy thinking about my shopping list and to do list and was in the drive-through of our local neighbor store (yes we have drive through Starbucks in Reno–it was a very new concept for me having moved here from Chicago). I placed my order and paid no attention to who else was around me. Checked my text messages and even an email and pulled to the window to pay. The server said, “Merry Christmas from the lady in front of you” and handed me my drink. I was confused for a moment and then realized that a total stranger (at least I think it was a stranger–I was so into my list that I didn’t notice) purchased my drink for me. I felt so good inside after that occurred that for the rest of the day it put a smile on my face. I believe that kindness comes back to you ten fold if you are kind to others around you. Try and see, you might be surprised–like I was.
The other small thing that happened to me today also put a smile on my face. I was taking my dogs for their monthly bath and groom and was stopped at a traffic light–as I was stopped a man on a bicycle road by–ok not so interesting happens all the time in Reno but this particular man was carrying his Christmas Tree. It was all wrapped up in twine and was about 6′-0″ tall. He had it slung under one arm and was headed down the street. I chuckled and thought, “there’s a man with keeping the spirit of the season alive”
Have a great Thursday everyone and if you can take a moment to slow down and record all the holiday goodness around you…it does exist if you look closely….I’d love for you to share your holiday stories with me, please leave them in the comments….
For the past 10 weeks I have been honored to work along side Catherine Just and 10 amazing women photographers to create a body of work in a master photography class called Into the Deep. I have known Catherine for many years but this was only the second time I have taken a course from […]
(me – 4th grade – Fall, 1977 – Australia) I have lived in the United States for 40 years. I am a green card holder and in process of becoming a US citizen. Most people do not know this about me. On the surface I look and speak like any other American. I am married […]
“Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is the result of good work habits” – Twyla Tharp Back in June, I asked you to follow along with a new book I was reading called The Wander Society. I have read about 3/4 of the book. In it, Keri Smith discusses Walt Whitman and the […]