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Do the right thing because it’s the right thing to do, not because you want something in return. ~ unknown

He's lost his head, but still has his hat!

He’s lost his head, but still has his hat!

One day, a young mother and her son built a snowman outside my window.

It was a cold night. Mother and son were dressed for the arctic, completely covered up except for their eyes peeking out from their scarves.

They rolled three huge snowballs and stacked them one on top of the other.

When the snowman had a face and branches for arms, they placed a hat on his head.

Since then we’ve had more snowfalls, more wind, some warmer days and flash freezes. The snowman has lost his hat many times.

Always, someone notices it gone, retrieves it and puts it back on his head. One woman at first just walked past, then returned, picked up the hat and put it back on his head – as if it was the right thing to do.


It’s easy to put a hat on a snowman, but it isn’t as easy to do the right thing in real life…

…or is it?