Archive for November 17th, 2010

Tossing My Cookies

Over the past two weeks, it has become very clear to me that many of my RACs are dominated by food:  pumpkin cookies, chocolate covered cherries, coffee, frappes, Sam Adams beer, and Chips Ahoy cookies.  I noted in one of my posts that this is certainly not a bad thing…food has an odd and magical way of bringing people together.  Friends and family members gather around tables adorned with turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, gravy, potatoes and pumpkin pie every November, partaking in kin, companionship, and joy.  You’d be hard pressed to find one person at these parties who is irritated by the wonderful dishes presented before them.

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Take it from someone who has a crazy family..when your mouths are full, you can’t throw chairs, emit steam from your ears, or fight until the meal is done!

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It’s pretty much accepted that yes, food can and will bring people together, even if you have to break out the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake when Papa Phil’s hearing aid goes on the fritz and Gram starts spewing a mouthful of delicious obscenities (true story).  Butcan food bring complete strangers together?

Well, can it?…

Reviewing the Situation

Today marks the two-week anniversary of Miracle on 32nd Street’s premiere on WordPress.com.  It certainly has been a whirlwind trip so far, beginning with just a hunch and an epiphany…a hypothesis that maybe, just maybe, random acts of kindness could still foster and encourage a true Christmas spirit within myself and in the lives of those I come into contact with.

Two weeks ago, I made a promise to myself to attempt one “random act of Christmas” each day…an idea that turned into an acronym (RACs)…an acronym that that led to a blog…and a blog that has seemingly meant something, no matter how small, to my faithful readers throughout the past two weeks.  I’ve gone through the thrills of peaking at 94 views on Friday, having a fellow blogger mention me in her own authored post, and developing a rapport between the devoted commenters who have posted/viewed here almost every day.  I’ve also struggled through lows as well…wondering if my words reach anyone, if this will all be for naught, if my actions mean anything, and if I can keep this up despite the ordinary, day-to-day personal issues that consume our time and energy.

When in doubt, The Mom always used to say “Make a chart of pros and cons…write it out…and see for yourself.”  Tonight, I made a mental “T-Chart” of the supposed pros and cons I’ve fumbled through, and I’m glad to report that the cons don’t stand a chance amidst such a strong bevy of pros.

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Read about the pros and cons…