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Counting My Blessings Today

December 23rd, 2006 at 01:15 am

I just wanted to take a moment to count my blessings today. I'm an area manager for a chain of convenience store and have quite a few employees to keep up with. At one of my stores I have an employee who has had the hardest time the last three weeks or so. Her mother died unexpectedly about three weeks ago, her mother in law took her daughter out of state without permission and she had to go to Indiana to bring her back, her father and sister kicked her out of the house and left her to sleep in her truck, it has been pretty cold here and I worry about her and her daughter sleeping in their car. Her daughter is only three years old, poor little thing probably doesnt understand what is going on! She hasnt been working much because of her recent problems and I know she is worried about Christmas for her daughter. I've been very fortunate and have never had to sleep in my car or go without food etc.
My son and I went last night and bought a giant stocking at the Dollar Tree last night and filled it up with $30 worth of toys for the little girl, at least she will have something for Christmas. I think I will go and see if I can get a gift certificate for a nice Christmas dinner for the two of them somewhere. When you see someone in such an unfortunate situation it really makes you take a step back and count your own blessings. It really does put a damper on the holiday spirits, I wonder how many people don't have a place to stay or food to eat, it's just so sad!

7 Responses to “Counting My Blessings Today”

  1. rduell Says:

    It sure does put things into perspective, doesn't it?

  2. Ima saver Says:

    I agree. Thank you so much for helping her out. If we all could help one person out, it would make a nicer world. I helped a few ladies out myself this year instead of buying presents for us. It is a good feeling!

  3. living_in_oz Says:

    Does your town have a shelter of some kind that she could stay in? Our town is very small but it has a shelter. I think most towns do anymore.

  4. cindilee Says:

    I really don't know if there is a shelter around here. I know there is a women's shelter for abused women. I will check into it. I do have a spare room I could move a bed into until she can find a place to stay. I use the room as storage for all my junk. I think I will get to work on that tonight. Maybe I will just invite her to come to my sisters house for Christmas dinner, I'm sure my family wouldnt mind.

  5. PRICEPLUS Says:

    Your simple gesture of kindness has a greater influence on the world than you might think. Thank you for doing something so special for one less fortunate! Merry Christmas and God Bless you and yours!Smile

  6. LuckyRobin Says:

    Giving her a place to stay will be the greatest gift you can give her. Thank you for taking care of them when their own family won't.

  7. Amber Says:

    Wow we must count our blessings and I agree with robin if you can give her a place to stay that wold be the greatest gift of all

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