Today I left the house wearing a Santa hat. Last minute decision, but it is December and it was a bone chilling 27 degrees.
I think it changed my interactions with people because after all… red velvet with huge white pompom is a distraction.
I was able to continue a gift giving tradition Sam started years ago. Today wasn’t the day I planned to do it, but the opportunity came and I was quite happy knowing this took place with me wearing Santa gear. People were inconvenienced for a moment because this impromptu event took place on a country road and cars were delayed momentarily, but not one person honked. And the recipient…delighted. Hat, perhaps??
Onward to a rosary group. Lots of prayers said for lots of people with women who are deeply different but connected in prayer. While there, cardinals kept coming to the feeder. Brilliant reds.
Then, a low tire pressure stop at a garage. The attendant wished me Merry Christmas as I left…I am positive it was the hat. Positive. Makes people feel happier. Joyful. Merry. Isn’t that a great word?
The lights of the season are everywhere. Store windows, interstate tree groupings, hotel reception areas. So welcoming.
The little things that invite us to be better versions of ourselves. December, you delight.