Thanks to temperatures in the low 60s and a thunderstorm, today felt more like a spring day than the third day of January. The weather created a meandering kind of mood for this Saturday in Kentucky, and it served as the perfect backdrop for one of the kind acts I performed today. On a rather dreary day, it was time for some magic that could best be served up by a local cinema.
Instead of spending the day ensconced in the dry confines of our home doing chores, I decided to add a bit of sunshine to our day by treating my two daughters and one of my best friends to an afternoon showing of the newly released film, “Into The Woods”. Not only were the four of us treated to the magic that unfolded on the movie screen, we also enjoyed the magic that is created when family and friends come together to share in one another’s company and to have a bit of fun. More than seeing the film, today was about making more happy memories, and considering my daughters still are talking about today’s outing with big grins on their faces, I would say that we did just that. While they enjoyed the movie, they loved being with my friend and with me even more and thanked me a number of times for orchestrating this particular outing.
Sometimes, being present and together for what are seemingly ordinary moments prove to be extraordinary after all. I really enjoy doing kind things for others, especially those I cherish the most, so, to be able to do so in this small way today was a gift for myself, as well. I look forward to what tomorrow will bring, as this is only the beginning of my year-long commitment to kindness!
Just one thing each day . . .