I got up from my desk this morning to get some water, Modern Philosophers, and I discovered something even more refreshing…
There was something in my Christmas stocking!
I have no idea how long the gift had been in the stocking. I only noticed it because I turned back to get something off my desk and saw the green top of the cane.
I never imagined anyone would actually put anything in my stocking, so I was really taken by surprise and totally moved by the gesture.
My Secret Santa clearly knows me, or at least knows my taste in treats.
The anonymous gesture of good will filled my heart with the Holiday Spirit, and really improved my mood. I sent out an email to my coworkers thanking my Secret Santa, and decided that I needed to do something today to raise someone’s spirits, too.
That leads to this next photo…
We had set up the food on the table next to our awesome office Christmas Tree, and our scrawny little tree looked like it needed some attention.
So, we decorated its branches with fortune cookies and sauce packets.
On the way home from work, I decided to keep my promise about doing something to lift another person’s spirits. I stopped at Rainbow, introduced myself to the owner, and explained that I was the once who had called in the order for 25 lunch specials.
I went on to tell her how delicious the food was, that everyone in the office really enjoyed it, and how grateful we were that they’d done such an amazing job.
She smiled brightly and thanked me for stopping in to tell her that.
I don’t know if that made her day, but it at least put a smile on her face.
Happy Friday, Modern Philosophers. Hope this silly post did a little something to put you in the Holiday Spirit (or at least crave Chinese food…).