I almost left this hat at home this weekend, but I'm so glad I didn't.
This ridiculous birthday cake hat certainly brought some joy this weekend to some friends who were celebrating another year around the sun.
On Saturday morning, we surprised our friend Liz at Green Lake on her 50th birthday when she thought she was just going for a run around the lake with Elizabeth. But when she arrived at the lake, some of us were waiting with hats and banners for a fun run together to celebrate 5 decades. The sign on my shirt also drew some attention for Liz, and she got lots of birthday greetings from other runners and walkers around the lake that morning who were happy to chime in and add to the festivities.
And the hat made another appearance tonight to celebrate Kelly's birthday since we had small group tonight on the night before her big day tomorrow.
Sometimes it's the little things that bring the most joy.
I am giving thanks for this silly hat that has been a part of many a celebration with us through the years.