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Monday, December 29, 2008

Cold heart

I am one of those people who attend Church regular and give to different charities but there is still a struggle to keep check on toting around a cold heart. Seeing a homeless man on our way to Starbucks this morning was one such incident.

It is cold for here and I could only see the person from a distance...My first thoughts were why was this person sitting there with a sign, this is a nice area, not downtown!
We went inside and had our usual morning specialties, one being hot oatmeal with nuts and fruit and as I looked at that cup of hot oatmeal a thought popped into my mind......"we need to buy that person some hot oatmeal" well of course I tried to cast it aside but to no avail so I finally mentioned it to my hubby. Well, I am really blessed because I have one of those hubbies who is always ready to give so just before leaving he went up and bought the oatmeal to go as well as a very large cup of hot coffee.

You may think that we did something really special for this young man with only a sweatshirt to keep him warm, but in truth....he did something really special for me.....He helped put a crack in an old cold heart and all for just a Starbucks oatmeal...........................

8 comments:

Granny Annie said...

This just makes me even prouder to call you friend. It is difficult for me to believe you have a "cold heart".

JeanMac said...

Love your heart.

Chatty Crone said...

That captures the true meaning of Christmas right there. What a wonderful story.

sheoflittlebrain said...

What a lovely story, Changes:) I know his face must have lit up when you gave it to him... have you thought anymore about your kindness story site?

Changes in the wind said...

Sheoflittlebrain....if only I could describe the look on his face...first not sure what we were about and hesitated, then anxious but still not sure what we were handing him but I wish I could explain what happened in my heart when I looked in his blue eyes...even now I sit and cry..what a awesome opportuniy to touch a life in such a simple way and yes...I think a lot about that kindness site, maybe it is me that needs it but thanks for asking and remembering...it may happen yet:)

z-silverlight said...

a random act of kindness. always counts. reminds us of our humanity.
You warmed, not one heart, but three.

Granny J said...

Hi -- I've got a problem with your playlist which has covered your actual blog, so I don't know what happened. I looked for a button to turn it off or move it, but no luck...
FYI, I'm using Firefox on a Mac.

Changes in the wind said...

Granny J...Don't know what to tell you...I don't have it and no one else has told me of a problem. There is a place to stop the music but that doesn't usually remove it. Anyone else having problems or have any ideas??????????