Tuesday, December 23, 2008

And she says she's not an Angel...

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A dear and precious friend in Oregon e-mailed me that she had made and packed some cinnamon bread for me but was not able to ship it because of the ice and snow. The household was going to open them and have a party but they heard that an elderly lady down the street was alone and snowed in so they carried the bread and a pot of hot stew down to her house and they shoveled the snow off her stairs and had hot chocolate with her. This is no surprise to anyone who knows these folks.

I wrote to her that I had never gotten so much joy from a loaf of bread before. This would be the very essence of Christmas Spirit except this is typical of these people all year round! May you all find joy, comfort, and contentment this Christmas Season. I find I have so much to be thankful for in my friends and associates. Thank you all.

16 comments:

ReformingGeek said...

I love to hear about folks with big hearts! Thank you and have a great Christmas!

Homekeeping Heart said...

Truly, a wonderful gift. How kind of your friend to do such a wonderful act of caring and love.

Have a lovely holiday, Mac!

Anonymous said...

Doesnt surprise me in the least, Mac. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Sven

Voice of Reason said...

Mac, that is a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing it. It is a great reminder of the true meaning of the holiday season.

Have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

Cali said...

Merry Christmas Mac! Thank you for the heartwarming story.

BrendaK said...

She's a treasure, that one is. So are you, Dear Mac.

sillyblindharper said...

My Gentle Mac...
I must admit that bestowing your bread was a bid to keep from being sad and blue myself. I was feeling down because The Child couldn't make it home for the holidays. I simply followed my mother's example of looking for something good to do for someone. It took my mind right off my own little drama and put my focus back where it should have been. I enjoyed doing it and am richer for knowing the little lady down the street now. Thank you, Sir.

I pray your new year will be full of warmth and contentment. You are a treasure, my friend.

Machinist said...

Excuse me? Sorry, Gentle Lady. I couldn't hear you over the sound of wings flapping.

Cali said...

Hi Mac! How's Texas treatin' ya? Is your new year starting out well? Me? Im getting over a cough but for the most part Im still healthy and swimming as much as I can. The ocean through my nose seems to help a great deal. The water got up to almost 58 with the warm day yesterday! whoo hoo!. Hope that holds. Its almost comfortable with the wetsuit and a double cap on. I am lucky to have the warm sun when I get out to warm up this week. A big hug for you and give Elena a hug from me too.

Cali ~easily amused~ said...

Funny thing about Texas transplants..I called a friend that moved to Houston about year ago and he already picked up a Texas drawl. It was extremely funny!

Machinist said...

Hi Cali!! I hope you are being more careful with sharp things.

Texans don't have an accent. We just lose our California accent when we get here.

Happy swimming!!!

Homekeeping Heart said...

Hi Mac, Thanks for checking in on my blog and always, always leaving such kind comments on my posts.

I hope all is well with you and your family. And you've gotten off to a good start for the New Year. January is almost gone, can you believe it!

Machinist said...

Laurie,
Thank you, but it is I who am in your debt. You seem the all American Mom and you share your grace and awesome artistic talent with us through your blog by letting us see glimpses into your family's life. You have so much to be proud of!

My wife and I are well, thank you. Of course we have concerns about the future but we are very lucky to be in good shape as long as my former partner does well. Thanks to his generosity we are in good shape. I hope you find the peace of mind and soul that you deserve.

Homekeeping Heart said...

Hi Mac,
I responded to your request. Not sure if my email to you will show up in your "inbox" or your "spam" box.

Machinist said...

Thanks, Laurie. I got it and replied already.

SillyBlindHarper said...

Hello, Gentle Mac. I was feeling better tonight and hopped out here to check your blog. I miss you!

**cocking an ear**

What's that? Me? No! I'm not out of bed....scamper~scamper~scamper~

(((poof)))