Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Daily Photo post #121
Today I was at the Woburn Mall to pick up something that Jim is going to LOVE - yes I am sure he is!
And I stopped to take a picture of these cute little people for you all :-)
And this lovely old woman gave me a beautiful true smile and I thought to myself that THAT smile was what Christmas was all about, well fast forward 30 seconds and a man comes in and sees her and grabs her brusquely and tells her he is taking her back to the shelter and she shouldn't pull stuff like this. And I *know* where he is at. I am sure that he was worried and that he was just spouting but it struck a chord in me. I wanted to save her - and there was no way I could, if I said something it would just make him more angry and I was sure he would yell at her more! And in all honesty I could see her point AND HIS. She was checking out the season and he was worrying about her. I have been on both sides of this. I have been worried and caused more than my fair share of worry, But I had to save her, I am sure if Jim was with me or my mother was with me they would have told me to send good thoughts into the universe and leave well enough alone. I am not them and I couldn't so I ran into CVS to grab a teddy bear to hand her and I couldn't find one so I grabbed a 4 or 6 inch teddy bear chocolate and I ran out the door and met up with the two as they were at their car and handed it to her and said " thank you for the best smile I have gotten all season I needed you, Merry Christmas" They were both a little calmer and happier going on their way and I was too. Hopefully her night was a good one.
Sorry for the rant I just needed to get it out.