Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Christmas Spirit.....

I don't have any yet - but I'm working on it. Luckily, some others I have come in contact with are loaded with it....

In cold weather, the tailgate on my van will not stay up. When I need to load the groceries or other packages, I have to raise it, jump under it and hope that the tailgate doesn't fall quickly enough to hurt me. So last week, I was in the parking lot with a cart full and trying to get the tailgate to stay up long enough to load the bags, and it was starting to rain.  

A nice man approached and grabbed the tailgate with one hand and some bags with the other - and proceeded to load the car for me. I tried to grab a bag or two, but he wouldn't let me and he stood there until he had loaded every bag. 

Then he asked if he could take the cart back to the store for me - and he did. As he walked away, I yelled out "Merry Christmas" and he said the same - as did several others who were in earshot. That got me started to have at least a little bit of the spirit of Christmas. 

Do you have it yet?   

4 comments:

LL Cool Joe said...

That was nice of the guy. No I'm not feeling Christmas this year at all.

Granny Annie said...

I probably would have dropped my groceries and run screaming expecting the stranger to tazer me and kidnap me. Yep too much TV for me. LOL I did get in the Christmas spirit when my son and his family visited this past weekend.

robin andrea said...

What a wonderful story! That is the spirit indeed.

sage said...

I like your story--I may have to use it :). Christmas is always a bit taxing for me even though it is a favorite holiday. There are some songs that I could listen to over and over again (Let Mortal Flesh Keep Silent) and others if I never hear again it will be too soon (Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer)