Sunday, December 23, 2007

Through someone else's eyes

About a week ago, I took pictures and helped out at a luncheon held for a group of mentally disabled people.

It was very heartwarming, indeed. There is just something about the way that they view the world with such wide-eyed enthusiasm. Seeing santa made them ecstatic; singing Christmas Carols got them all riled up (they didn't really know the words all that well, but it didn't matter); they were so happy to just be in the moment and enjoy what was in front of them.

I feel like we can all learn a little from that. It at least served as a shift in perspective. The opportunity to be selfless (for once in my damn life) was also quite refreshing. I've noticed I spend an awful lot of time thinking of myself and catering to my own needs. Stepping outside of that seems to act as a soul rejuvenator.

I hope everyone has a great holiday. :)


Amanda said...

in tears...

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