Snow One Should Be Without a Smile This Time of the Year
Tis’ the season for holiday cheer and many new beginnings. Christmas gives us the opportunity to consider the needs of others while New Years’ Day allows us a moment to reflect on ourselves individually. I received a pleasant surprise from the car in front of me at the drive-thru last week. When it drove up to the window to pay for my lunch, the window attendant told me that the car ahead had paid for my food. It was a small gesture but it put lots of things into perspective.
Hopefully, you all will join me in the initiative of making small acts of random kindness this holiday season. It is easy to buy gifts for those we love and support year around. But what about the stranger or those we only know in passing. In a time when the world is occupied with greed and diminishing core values, it is essential that we make it a priority to reach out to the unknown. I believe the only way to close the gaps of fear and insecurity is to fill them with love.
I was ready to slide my Google card to pay for my lunch. The unknown person paid without leaving a note, a name, or any way for him/her to be recognized for their good deed. The only residue that was left was a trail of happiness.
Every positive thing we do for others doesn’t require a spotlight, town crier, or Facebook likes. Sometimes it’s the things we do in private that reverberate the loudest. All of us have the ability to pay it forward.
Last, but certainly not least, we would like thank you for your support this year. Without the greater Arlington community, Tobacco Lane could not be the success it has been. As Arlington’s select tobacco shop, we are dedicated to making your visit here as pleasant as possible.
It is our hope that you have a blessed, merry Christmas and a prosperous 2016!