What’s up world its your boy Peekay!!! Well I decided to change things up this holiday season and enjoy a staycation with a mini-adventure to go to my friend, Erica’s for Christmas in Reisterstown, MD. Its not where you are, its who you are with!!! Got to spread some cheer!!!!!! Also along the way, I made some new friends and spread some holiday cheers!!! Also, I saw some great areas of the Greater Baltimore area that I never knew existed.
Ahhh X-Mas eve dawned rainy and mild!!!! How rad? When I woke up, I finished packing and marched outside into the rain humming Christmas songs to the bus to the train station. As I rode along, I thought about the X-Mas cheer that was vibrant and how there was a feel of optimism. Whether it be the rainbows formed when the rain hit the ground to the nice lights to strangers wishing each other Happy Holidays, I could relish the spirit. On the train to Baltimore, it burned brighter. Holidays are a great time for random acts of kindness and talking to folks, but for those who complain about the holidays ending, you can keep that spirit going through random acts of kindness!! On that note, I helped some folks move their luggage and in the train delay due to the rain, I diffused tension by saying you are awesome, talked sports, and finally yelled “GO RAVENS.” Everyone laugh and the Steelers fans jokingly jeered me, but we all laughed. Also I joked around about the Packers and Redskins by flagging Matthew Stafford for intentional grounding!!! Also the folks who were lost, I helped them out and they introduced themselves to me as Rick, Bonnie, and Ellen and I helped them move the bags out without being asked. They shook my hand and we yelled “GO PACKERS/RAVENS & REDSKINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!” It never fails to amaze me how one act of kindness can really make a difference. So act nicely and carefully, one act can really make a difference!!!!!!
Upon arriving at Baltimore, Erica picked me up and we drove around Baltimore as it was too wet to really explore Charm City on foot!! We drove around the harbor and passed Federal Hill which is the perfect vista point for reflecting and getting a bird’s-eye view on life and physical manifestations of life such as clouds and transient along with Ravens Stadium and how it represented passion and hard work. Then we drove to her house in Reisterstown and talked about holiday spirit. You know you have great friends, when they invite you to Christmas and show you around and we can talk about anything positive or negative. On the ride, we talked about great things in life, Ravens, and how to be nice and how I helped Rick and his family out!! I can’t tell you how I love helping others out and seeing their smiles. There are great people everywhere!!!!! Once we arrived, I met her parents Sue & Mike and we had great fun chats about football and optimistic. Shout out Mike to his service in the Navy!!! Another great thing about meeting others is they have great stories and everyone has something to offer!!!!! Then we ended with an X-Mas movie marathon!!! A Christmas Carol (2009) which shows how being nice pays off and how you will become happier by being nice and caring for others. Don’t let bad people break you, you are awesome!!!!
Next morning, I woke up and went over to Erica’s paternal grandmom’s for an X-mas brunch!!! The playful banter, home cooked meal, and the warmth of the environment really peaked my X-Mas spirit. What each holidays positively reminds me of the great in the world and there are more nice folks than mean folks!!! From exchanging gifts and when playing gag gifts, we decided to be nice and help one another out to those who need the gifts more!!! Also some Ravens banter and how we will make the playoffs!!! Then we watched Toy Story and about friendships. Soon after, I went around Baltimore and did some more reflection on the holiday season!!! Sitting on top of Federal Hill never gets old, because I can reflect on how I have improved. For example, I reflected on how my study habits have improved my grades and how I have become more calm!!!! Furthermore, how I have learned to be optimistic and helped folks out. Let’s make a great 2015!!
Carpe Diem and YO YO YOLO
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