Angels Do Walk Among Us
I was all ready to do a post about something completely different than what this has turned out to be. I was chatting with a good friend about what my blog was going to be about and he suggested posting on the insanity of the Christmas season. My reply was that it was overdone and I had already touched upon it in a prior post. Besides, I thought later, I really wanted to keep away from the negative side of the season, the side of which my children, the youngest one anyway, seems to have been sucked into – the lists, the wanting more and more – I want, I want, I want – without regard for anyone (me) else. The whole thing was making me cranky. I didn’t need to add to it.
So I set upon a path for a completely different blog, but I kept thinking about a post that Give Me a Valium With My Latte posted on Facebook today, and once again, the direction of my blog shifted, and I began to smile.
The spirit of Christmas had entered the building.
We all know times are tough for many and this time of year adds a little more pressure on those who struggle financially. The desire to please and the desire to keep a roof over our heads crash in the middle and communication just breaks down. But we find a way, somehow, with cutting corners here and there, or whatever it takes to make it through.
As it turns out, kind and loving people are stepping in and lending a hand, just because that is what resonates in their heart. They have been dubbed the Layaway Angels.
These incredible people have stepped up to the plate and hit home runs for many, many people who used the layaway option at K-Mart stores as a way to purchase gifts for Christmas. Before these people were scheduled to pay off the balance of their purchases last week, many of these earth angels had taken care of the balances for these customers, leaving them in tears – very, very happy tears. For those fortunate enough to have been touched, this will be a Christmas to remember.
You can read the full story here. It’s not very long, and well worth your time. The video had me in tears.
To me, this is what Christmas is all about. The giving. The love. The reaching out. It could take the shape of a check, a hug, a plate of homemade fudge, a warm meal, or the gift of song. Whatever works.
Happy Holidays, everyone!
Posted on December 21, 2011, in Christmas, Friendships, Human, Personal, Uncategorized and tagged angels, Christmas, Diana Murdock, Diana Murdock's blog, kindness, kmart, layaway, layaway angels, paranormal. Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.