On the way to work today I felt like I was taking the Polar Express. Passengers wearing Santa hats, and just taking the train in general, having my dad drive me to the station & watch to make sure I got on OK and just see the train was really nice. I love being home :)
Surprisingly, though, the conductors never asked for my 4 dollars.
today was an interesting day. most of the office let out early, but our section couldn’t - we still got out an hour early, which was nice, but at least an hour before that would have been really nice..but anyway…
on the way home I took the metro & going up the escalator was a man with one of those fluorescent yellow vests, “street sense”. I realized he was one of the vendors, selling the homeless newspaper which comes out every 2 weeks. So, with my 4 dollars, I stuck it into his barrel.
He smiled and was really excited, saying how its a great paper, and if I turn to the back, he’s on the back cover! I said thank and was on my way, until I read where his picture was - a Christmas collage with a photo of him there wearing a Christmas tie. He seemed so happy wearing his Street Sense vest, I felt sad that he was homeless but at the same time has so much dignity, which is great.
I then spent the rest of the day buying gifts for my dad with my mom, now baking desserts & watching the Grinch. Christmas has definitely arrived. <3