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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Holiday Crazies....and Being Thankful

Hi Lovelies!

So I'm totally MIA in blog world this week. Sorry....some of you know I work in corporate retail and well....this is one of the busiest weeks of the year for us. Plus I work in e-commerce so its Black Friday and Cyber Monday craziness for me!

I just wanted to share a quick story with you all:

Last night I stopped into Kroger with Boomer to get things for Thanksgiving dinner (yes y'all...I'm cooking the whole she-bang). When we got into line to check out I noticed the mom two spots ahead. She was wearing slightly tattered clothes, and the kids in her cart were both so ready to leave. I realized she didn't have enough to pay for everything she had and was trying to decide what she could do without. The items she had purchased weren't extras for a Thanksgiving feast. We're talking milk, eggs, and bread. The woman in front of me didn't say a word but handed the cashier some cash for the woman's items. The look on her face was utter shock. She thanked the woman over and over, and the woman in front of me shrugged and simply said 'Pay it forward.'

I know its totally cliche to talk about what we're thankful for around this time of year....but watching that exchange really made me think. Boomer and I don't have it easy, but we have. We have a tiny one bedroom apartment, but we have a warm place to sleep every night. I have a working car. I have a job. We don't always eat out, but we always eat. We don't have all the clothes that we want, but we leave the house looking put together everyday. Boomer might not have all the toys in every commercial, but she has fun things and knows beyond a shadow of a doubt that she is loved.

So I'm thankful.


Rhonda said...

I love being able to experience giving moments such as that one. I'm a big baby though - I always cry.

Ashley said...

I always try to pay it forward and help people who need it especially our friends.

We are down on our luck right now and the sheer amount of people who have reached out and helped us the last few months it's been absolutely amazing.

I can't wait until we are in a place where I can pay it forward!!

Anonymous said...

I love moments like this. Thanks for sharing.

Rachel said...

Wow, that's an amazing thing to get to witness.