After work a couple of days ago I drove through McDonalds and got a chicken sandwich and some fries, and as I was driving off I almost burned my mouth on some extremely fresh fries. But I didn’t care, really. They were good fries. In that moment I started thinking that the little things really are what make life good. Hot fries, a warm hoodie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles being available for free on YouTube. Life is good for a million different reasons and more.
Sometimes big things happen too. You find the one you love. You get to hold the attention of a big crowd. You make a lot of money. These things are nice, but in the long run, little things are much more abundant and can make you feel just as good.
With November being a month of thankfulness, I’m thankful for a lot of things. Something I’m not thankful for, however, is the playing of Christmas music at Shoe Carnival on November 13. It’s still November. Frosty and Rudolph can wait until we’ve had our fill of turkey. It’s not quite time to lug the dusty tree box up the stairs (or down the stairs if you have an attic) and spend the afternoon trying to balance out the ornaments. We can wait until after Thanksgiving, can’t we?
Unfortunately, all of the music got me into a Christmas-y mood. It feels like it won’t be long before I’m in the E-town mall, slightly hot from carrying my coat around, and trying to avoid the temptation of the roasted nuts that they sell for about 10 bucks a cup somewhere by the food court. Come to think of it, they put a pretzel place right where that nut place used to go. So… where will the nuts go?
I’ll keep you posted.