I grew in Chapel Hill, and while I no longer live there anymore, it still remains my favorite place. Even though I'm only a town over now, I don't find myself venturing back there as often as I'd like. However, I had an appointment there yesterday, so it gave me a nice excuse to visit. One of the gifts I had picked to give away this holiday season was an art pack that had pencils, crayons, paints, etc. I've always been creative, and love little sets that include different mediums. I wanted to leave it at a park in order to bless a child with that gift to be creative.
After my appointment, I drove to one of my favorite parks. I could hear the laughter of children as I pulled into a parking spot. There were little ones running about, climbing the play structures, swinging on the swings. I placed the art pack on the table with a sign that said, "be creative" in hopes of spreading the joy of creating and making onto someone younger.
As I drove away, I watched a sweet little girl with pigtails pick it up and show her mother. I can only hope that it will bring her great joy in this season!