I wanted to take just a moment to share a wonderful experience I had two days ago. You all know that my dearest friend recently passed. Well, every year for Christmas, my then hubby and I would just bury her with gifts. She was on a very limited income, so we spoiled her. What fun, she was like a kid! Well, I was in Walmart 2 days ago and saw two women about her age driving side by side in those scooters they have. They looked pretty “income restricted” to put it nicely. Their clothes were clean, but very old. I thought of Jonnie and knew what to do. I pulled two twenty dollar bills from my wallet and approached the older one. I asked her very respectfully if I could give her $20 for Christmas, as well as her friend. She was shocked, but so happy. She called the other woman over, said it was her sister. I presented the money to her sister who started to cry. She said that now they could give each other something for Christmas. The older one, named Genevieve, said can we pray? So they each took one of my hands and they prayed for me to find comfort this season, and she said Lord, this kind woman may not know what this $20 means to us but You do, bless her good heart and soul. Well, I felt like I had been blessed by an angel right there in Walmart! They invited me to their community Christmas dinner, which I shall attend if I can find it. Just thought I would share this amazing experience. Sorry so long. Love, Kelly
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What a wonderful story. Bless you for being so thoughtful and caring. Hope you can find your way to their community dinner. Like they say, one door closes and one door opens, maybe you have found some new friends. What a great Christmas gift that would be for you all. Have a blessed holiday season.
How awesome of you and both of them by saying a prayer for you! I teared up reading this! God is awesome and blesses us with unexpected things each day, if we can see them! Thank you for your generosity in sharing your blessing with others who need it! God bless you and may you and your family have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 😇🙏🎅🎄
A true gift. It really makes you think how lucky we are and puts things into perspective. It makes me so happy that they will be able to give each other a small gift for Christmas...I am sure that will be a thrill for them, as well. If only those with so much could understand what the most simple things mean to those who aren't arent as fortunate. Blessings to you all!
Amore55 When our hearts are open to our fellow humans, little gifts are shared. Your past year has been one of great pain and loss, yet you rose above it, and found the courage to start again in a community where you are a stranger. Because you could see outside yourself, empathize with others, you have another connection. I hope you are able to gather for Christmas dinner, so that two sisters can also experience the joy of an open heart. Merry Christmas dear Kelly
That was super! I have found the easiest way to get over my own problems is to do something kind for someone else,even if your own kindness is not noticed,just makes you feel good!I have been putting candy canes where people would just find them cashiers, dr office ,waitresses etc,just look for someone who needs some cheer,that's everyone I think.