Today I am thankful for beautiful Southern California weather, good friends, and new seasons in life.
(Written on 12/22/2011)
I hear this a lot and must confess that I too have said this, “It doesn’t feel like Christmas.” So what is Christmas supposed to feel like? This I do know, the year’s end has come around too fast and I’m way behind on sending out my Christmas cards. I blame my cold for my delay in putting pen to card and mailing my season’s greetings.
Being tired since I woke up this morning (again, I blame my cold), I made one necessary stop before going home. The gas station. I pulled in and noticed a man and elderly woman arguing. From the blue apron the man was wearing, I could tell that he worked for the market next door. I couldn’t hear anything but both parties looked upset. Eventually the man left and the woman stood alone. I was about to turn on my ignition when I noticed that she had a cart next to her. I then realized that she was homeless. Just as my car started and my Charlie Brown Christmas CD began to play, a car pulled up next to the homeless woman. The woman in the passenger’s seat rolled down her window and handed the elderly woman a McDonald’s bag and drink. They began to engage in conversation.
I smiled. It felt like Christmas.