Day 241 – Oh Christmas Tree

10 HUGS, 6 children, 4 adults (1 husband, 2 neighborhood friends, 1 Christmas Tree deliverer)

I was feeling the Christmas spirit all day, just ask the neighborhood kids. I had them cracking up with my holiday cheer. My dancing was spectacular if I do say so myself. I bought most of my Christmas gifts online and this evening we bought our Christmas tree. We get our tree every year from Ball Berries and Produce. Their prices are reasonable, they are right up the street and they deliver. Very convenient. (Disclaimer: I was not paid to say that.) The sweet kid that delivered our tree shyly accepted my hug. He was probably only about 16 or 17 years old and I don’t think he knew what to make of me.

In other news, I have been pondering a comment from my blog a few days ago when I talked about being happy for the sake of others. “As long as the positive vibes are sincere it is all good. I hate it when people are fake happy.” I will admit I used to feel this way. Now, I am not so sure. I have had moments where I have approached people for a hug when I haven’t felt joyful. I had to fake it. The thing is that by the time the hug was done I was joyful. Every time. And judging by the look on the huggee’s faces so were they. I think there may be a difference between being fake just to endure and being fake in an attempt to change things. Sort of a fake it until you make it kind of attitude. What is your take on this? I would love to hear your thoughts. Thank you Steve for that great comment!

Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.

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