True Spirit of Christmas

secsteveDecember 22, 2012

About five minutes ago the doorbell rang and when I answered it, there stood two kids that I didn't quite recognize. They had a heaping (and I do mean heaping!) plate of cookies for us.

When they offered me the cookies they said they see me walking Buddy everyday and just thought of us. I didn't recognize them right away until they pointed out their house. I see them most mornings when we're on our morning walk.

Dam, I'm tearing up as I write this.

To me that's the true meaning of the Spirit of Christmas.

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

How lovely! Your heart and soul will be warmed everytime you think of it.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2012 at 6:01PM
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debbyga

Beautiful!

    Bookmark   December 22, 2012 at 6:04PM
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maddielee

yep! Plus You gave them the chance to learn that giving is good.

ML

    Bookmark   December 22, 2012 at 6:27PM
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Georgysmom

I love these stories! Merry Christmas and enjoy the cookies. I know they will taste extra special.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2012 at 7:14PM
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pam_25f

That is a sweet story.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2012 at 8:11PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana

To me that's the true meaning of the Spirit of Christmas.
So true...thinking of others. Thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2012 at 7:50AM
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jannie

How sweet!

    Bookmark   December 23, 2012 at 8:38AM
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Jamie_LA

I LOVE that!

    Bookmark   December 23, 2012 at 10:30AM
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Kathsgrdn

Awwww.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2012 at 10:44AM
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sjerin

That is wonderful, Steve. And I know they were very thrilled to give them to you as well.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2012 at 12:23PM
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patti43

The parents of those children are teaching them exactly what you said--the true spirit of Christmas. I have a feeling those will be the best cookies you ever ate.

Merry Christmas, Steve!

    Bookmark   December 23, 2012 at 1:01PM
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sleeperblues

What a great story. I bet you will now get to know this wonderful family. I agree, those parents are to be commended.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2012 at 1:33PM
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caroline94535

What a wonderful example of a "Merry Christmas!"

    Bookmark   December 23, 2012 at 1:36PM
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jasdip

That's wonderful Steve!!!!
It's so nice to get what you give. You're one who bakes cookies for the fire departments etc, so now you know how they feel when you do it.

Merry Christmas!

    Bookmark   December 23, 2012 at 5:06PM
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country_bumpkin_al

So many people have lost (or misplaced) the true meaning of Christmas!! Glad you experienced that!

    Bookmark   December 23, 2012 at 6:22PM
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secsteve

Thanks jasdip I really was so very touched.

I enjoy doing what I do as I know it makes those receiving the cookies happy. Having spent many a Christmas Eve on guard duty or other duty, I know how lonely it can be, so if I bring a smile to someone's face, it's all worth it.

By the way, your Better Than Pam stuff is super. I used it again today when I was finishing my baking Aloha Bread. The bread's practically fell out of the pans.

Thanks for the recipe.

Have a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous and healthy New Year.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2012 at 10:31PM
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kittiemom

What a nice story! That's what Christmas should be about.

    Bookmark   December 24, 2012 at 10:24PM
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YogaLady1948

What sweet kids~~~

    Bookmark   December 24, 2012 at 11:43PM
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