Today we are celebrating HAT DAY!!! I wish you could all send me photos of your favorite hat with a written essay entitled THIS IS MY FAVORITE HAT BECAUSE…
Listen to the conversation between this little girl and her Grandpa as she plays dress-up. Thank you, Lucinda, for this sweet poem for Hat Day 2015.
So much for dreaming of warmer weather – back to reality. It’s winter again… sigh.
In my life I never felt so safe and secure as I did wearing my daddy’s coat and cap. I can’t explain it, but it made me feel like I would always know love. ❤
You know, I’ve heard that the clothes make the man / woman. That’s true, but I think a hat defines us! What role am I playing? If I’m a chef, I’m probably wearing one of those puffy white hats. If I’m putting out a fire, I’m wearing a fireman’s helmet. If I’m a cowboy, I’m wearing a cowboy hat – a white one. Today I’m a woman of leisure in the Red Hat Society, wearing my beautiful red hat and not caring what anyone thinks of it (talk about HATTITUDE…)
Then comes Winter, with bluster and snow,
That brings to our cheeks the ruddy glow…
– Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, “The Four Seasons” (1940s)
When it’s cold and snow is falling, most of us bundle up with gloves, a scarf and a stocking cap. That’s certainly a way of defining us as cold!
Men used to wear hats all the time. By the time Robert F. Kennedy took office as President, the trend was coming to an end. I was just a kid, but I remember my daddy saying that men didn’t wear hats anymore because the President didn’t want to wear one and mess up his perfect hair. Now – I don’t know if that’s true or not, so please don’t quote me on it!
I don’t know a lot about hats, but I learned what a bucket hat is and what a snap back hat is! Huh – I learned something today!
We are defined by our hats, or at least our attitudes are. Have you ever tried to wear more than one hat at a time? Well, of course you haven’t – that would be ridiculous! If I try to wear too many hats at one time it makes me a little cranky, how about you? God loveth a cheerful giver – of time, talent and treasure. He did not intend for His precious children to stack hats on their heads! He wants us to serve, yes. Does He want us to take on every responsibility we are asked to take? I don’t think so.
How many hats do you wear? How many hats have you thrown into a ring? How many hats have you hung up because you simply have too many hats?
Maybe today we could take just a moment to count how many hats we wear – how many roles we play in life. This may be a good time to take inventory… then let’s pick out our favorite hat and ROCK IT! 😉