Friday, September 19, 2008

Two Surprise Gifts From Me

The theme of this week’s posts is surprise or secret Christmas gifts we have given. Here are two surprise gifts that I never told anyone about, until today.

I buy gas at the same gas station each time, and noticed a very down and out guy was sort of helping out there. I doubt they paid him but they probably gave him free coffee or food. I certainly hope so.

He looked so scruffy and thin and would walk around the gas station and pick up trash, and help out in small ways. At Christmas time, I asked what his name was, in the office, and said “I want to give him a Christmas card. I notice he is doing a good job helping out.” I got a Christmas card for him, wrote his name on the envelope, put money in the card, signed my first name, and when I saw him, I handed him the envelope and wished him “Merry Christmas.”

I left quickly, and am sure he was very surprised, and touched, and I felt happy I could do something kind for a stranger.

Another Christmas I read in our newspaper about a guy who was travelling around the country riding his horse, and who was in our town, and a bit short of cash. In some rural areas, he picked up cowboy jobs, but our city wasn’t very suited for that. I kept some money at hand, and when I saw him on his horse, on a busy city street, I pulled over, and ran up to him, and gave him the money while wishing him a Merry Christmas.

Surprising people can be a good thing for the giver and the receiver, no doubt about it.

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Mary DeMuth said...

Such a sweet and inspiring story!

windycindy said...

We never quite know how much we may touch another person's life! Cindi

photoquest said...

I think the best give is of yourself to someone in need. Loved reading your post. The Christmas basket is beautiful!!!

Abi said...

Yes, the surprises in the basket look absolutely wonderful and I'd love to win it.

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