Tuesday, December 25, 2007

A True Christmas Story

I want to tell you all about something that happened to me on Christmas Eve. I was watching one of the older film versions of Dickens's "A Christmas Carol" with my sister. Around the end of the film I joked to my sister that I was like Tiny Tim and that Scrooge owed me. It was about ten minutes later that a knock at the door interrupted our movie.

There was a young girl at the door. I did not know who she was. She asked if I were who I am and I said "yes". It was at that point that she unveiled a jar full of money and gave it to me. She then said that the party responsible for the gift wished to remain anonymous.

I did not know how to respond. I was truly overwhelmed by this gift. I have been stretched thin financially due to my medical bills and missed work. This money was a godsend. I started expressing my gratitude to her while fighting off tears. It was obvious that she was moved as well. She gave this reply to me, "Just know that there are people out there who care very much for you." I guess so.

I haven't counted the money yet. It still seems unreal to me at the moment. I am forever grateful to whoever is responsible for this act of pure charity towards me. It won't matter how much it turns out to be. The act alone was the greatest gift. I am humbled.

16 comments:

NYD said...

That's about the nicest thing I have heard in a long time.

I too, am hoping that some sweet angel comes knocking at the door.

Merry Christmas. Grunt, and a happier halthier New Year.

vera said...

How amazing... *hugs*
/Vera

Cindrarella said...

That made me cry. You are deserving and would do the same wonderful gesture. Regardless of the state of the world, people are essentially good. I'm happy for you, darlin'.

Jules said...

Oh My... that's the most INCREDIBLE thing I've ever seen you write...

It's left me speechless. I can only imagine how you must still be feeling. It warms my heart to know there are still people in the world like that!!!

Oh Grunty... **WARM HUGS**

Logophile said...

Awwwwwa!
YAY!
Im so happy for you, and so glad that happened.
Huge, just a HUGE fat
thank you to whoever did a little something toward balancing out the universe.

The Grunt said...

Thanks everybody for the kind words.

Queue_t said...

Grunt I read and heard about this happening- so I googled it. This is a pretty cool idea along the lines of a pay-it forward, or RAK ( random act of kindness) this is cut from the web site. maybe you should post your story.

I am glad you had this happen to you. I prayed especially for you on christmas day. sending good wishes your way. QT

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Trundling Grunt said...

That is an amazing story. It makes you realise that there is good in the world.

The Grunt said...

QT~ I'm glad you made me aware of that.

TG~ It really softened my heart. I really didn't expect something like to happen.

Robot Zombie Vampire said...

The human spirit endures, as will The Grunt.

Karyn said...

I love it when good things happen to good people.

Karyn said...

I love it when good things happen to good people.

Tys on Ice said...

:) .... isnt it wonderful to experience your own christmas miracle?

u lucky, wonderful, loved man...

Corn Dog said...

Awww, Grunt. That is the best CHristmas story I have ever heard. AND a true one.

Sun Follower said...

You see, Grunt - you really do have a wonderful life!

This amazing moment could not have happened to a nicer person.

*hug*

Christielli said...

That is the most awesome thing I've read in a long time.

I'm glad that it happened to you. :D