Christmas Season of Giving
On a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Sebastian, Florida, I experienced the meaning of the Christmas Season of Giving. This is a short story that shows the kindness in people and the little blessings that happened along the way.
It all began with the decision to do a nautical themed Christmas tree this year. I bought all the decorations for the tree except the tree topper because I could not find the right one. My sister in-law and I spent a whole Wednesday afternoon searching stores in Vero Beach for a tree topper, or at the very least, something we could use to create one. We found the makings to do a nautical wreath for the top of the tree.
That following Saturday, the Catholic Church in Sebastian,was holding its first Saturday of the month flea market. My sister in-law and I went over to browse around and on the way over I was asking her for some ideas for this months blog post. At the end of the day, I had something to share which is this short story.
Now, keep in mind that my sister in-law left her purse at my house and she only had $21 on her. I had only $10 cash on me.
We stopped at one booth that had a special buy of two pair of earrings for $3. There was only one pair that I liked and only 1 pair that she liked. I purchased the earrings and gave her the one pair and said “Merry Christmas”.
A little further along we go and we met a wonderful woman named Vivian. She makes her own crafts to sell and had wreaths, tree toppers and some other unique items. Wouldn’t you know that Vivian had made the perfect tree topper for our tree. It had the same color scheme as my ornaments and was made with beautiful antique lace that you can’t find anywhere. I didn’t have the $20 on me to purchase it, so I went to the booth next store to browse around.
My sister in-law was still browsing at Vivian’s booth while I looked around at the other one next store. I found a paperback for 25 cents and went to give the lady a $1 bill and she said “Take it, Merry Christmas”.
My sister in-law wanted to get a few items and asked me how much money I had which was $7. She had $21 so we had $28 between us. The items she wanted to buy came to $32. Vivian overheard our conversation said she would take the $28 and “Merry Christmas”.
We got back to the house and my sister in-law grabbed her purse and stated that she had her emergency funds and wanted to go back to buy me the tree topper. It really was the perfect tree topper. We go back to purchase the tree topper and Vivian discounted it $5. “Merry Christmas”.
It was just a wonderful day with the ambience of the Christmas Season of Giving and thought it would be a great joyful story to share. Have a Merry Christmas!