My husband and I spent the last 6 hours Christmas shopping. We slipped in a dinner date during our mission.
Needless to say, there were crowds – lots of jostling, shoulder bumping, impatience, and snippy comment. But for the most part, I witnessed kindness and humour.
A woman stood in line and let us go ahead of her as she held multiple items in her arms. I asked her if she was ok and she said, “I don’t really know what I’m doing.” I looked at my own arms full of things, half of which would be left at the cashier, and then flashed her a look of sympathy and we both laughed.
We were packed like sardines with hundreds of others on the subway ride home. More jostling and bumping but also more kindness and humour.
We are all in this together. And this is the season where there are so many opportunities to witness it if we can believe for one crazy optimistic moment that there is in fact a conspiracy of love.
What would happen if we all believed that for just one moment?