The first Thursday in December offers the opportunity for a holiday-themed spin to three beautiful things from my past week:
1. The young man outside Macy’s ringing the bell for Salvation Army has a rich tenor voice, which he uses to serenade passersby with “The Christmas Song.”
2. Over the summer in an excursion to my parents’ basement, I tracked down the cookie shooter templates that my grandmother had handed down to me when I still lived in Connecticut and it turns out that they went to my mother’s best shooter. So this year, instead of being stuck with the four shapes we’ve made do with years for our Christmas spritz cookies, we are able to branch out and add bells and poinsettias to our repertoire.
3. As Karen and I sit in a cafe sipping hot beverages, Santa Claus rides past on a fire truck.
How about you? What’s been beautiful in your world this week?