This morning I arrived at work to find a holiday card from one of my peers/friends on my desk. My work friend had placed a candy cane on top of the card – and when I saw the red-and-white striped sweet, I immediately smiled.
I haven’t had a candy cane in at least 10 years (maybe more); when I saw the treat, my mind instantly, involuntarily filled with a montage of childhood memories: elementary school holiday parties, my sister and I pillaging stockings on Christmas morning (with my parents looking on fondly), melted candy on presents during December vacations in Florida… within five seconds of arriving to work this morning, I was grinning from ear to ear.
An incredibly joyful way to start the day. Tasty, too. :)