Dec 10 2011

Giving Without Recognition

When does it feel like Christmas to you?  Maybe it’s real to you when you put the tree up, when you get out the reindeer coffee mug, or the first snow. 

To me it feels like Christmas, when that gold coin shows up in the Salvation Army Kettle.

It showed up in Florida yesterday.  This is the 7th year in a row that someone has put a gold 1913 coin that’s worth $1800 in the red kettle. 

You just wonder…what’s the story.  Each time the coin comes with a handwritten note, “in loving memory of mimi”. 

Someday we will find out the real story…about who mimi is…who is putting the coins in the kettle…

But it’s nice to know that someone still gives without wanting recognition.

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12/10/2011 12:07:46 PM
Dorothy United States
Dorothy
With all it's commercialization, it just doesn't feel like Christmas to me anymore. Christmas has lost it's meaning.
12/10/2011 1:53:20 PM
Brad Rindfleisch United States
Brad Rindfleisch
Amanda,

Paying bills, plugin' in grades, and listening to K-love, and you!

First off, thank you for time today. K-love is a HUGE part of my life! There were/are so many days that during my divorce K-love was my light at the end of very long tunnels.

I heard what you said about Christmas cards and I can empathize with what you went through. I am sitting here thinking about what photo do I put on the front of the card?? Only my daughter? Do I include the dog? My step-daughter, whom I still care for? We are nesting so that I can continue my relationship with her. She is now 15! If I include her, do I need to include my ex-wife's 22 year old as well? I suddenly feel overwhelmed....and I haven't even gotten to the name part....
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