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. :)