A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you're at home. ~Unknown
It's that time of year. Everyone in our neighborhood has their Christmas lights up. Coming home from work in the evenings is like driving through an enchanted forest of twinkle lights. And I turn into a six-year old child with my eyes gazing in every direction.
Next door, my neighbors put up their Christmas lights too. A humble strand of lights draped over the dogwood tree in their front yard. Even with all the fantastical displays down the street, every year I look forward to these lights more than any other.
The reason is right here at my kitchen window.
A little bit of holiday magic while I stand at the sink doing the dishes after dinner. And it just makes me so happy.
It also reminds me how important it is to put up our own lights, so to speak. How important it is to shine our light with the world...whether it's a smile, a kind word, a hug. Because we never know whose life we might be making just a little bit brighter.
As always, thank you for letting me share mine with you.