It’s easy to picture because you’ve probably been there yourself after Christmas shopping: My son and I were stuck in traffic outside the mall. The sedan next to us was full of teenagers, and its de-froster was struggling to overcome the moisture in the air. As we crawled along, side by side, a guy in the backseat began to write in the fog on his window. He formed the letters slowly and carefully because they were backward to him. By the time we’d reached the end of the next block, he’d written “Merry Christmas.”
He could’ve sat there with his friends, discussing their upcoming plans or complaining about the traffic, but instead, he decided to wish two strangers a Merry Christmas and make them smile. And so I’m reminded just how important and easy it is to step outside yourself when you’re out in the world. Let people know they matter—don’t forget to show some love when you’re out there!
Published on December 22, 2015 12:48