Tuesday, December 01, 2009


I WOULDN'T LIE TO YOU

Was hurrying through New Seasons right before Thanksgiving and the clerk asked if I'd like to donate the cost of one Thanksgiving dinner for a homeless person. I said yes. Total cost? $1.88.

Day after Thanksgiving we were all in the car and drove up next to a homeless person on a corner with a cardboard sign. "I am really homeless. I wouldn't lie to you," the sign said. We rolled down our window and the dear soul hobbled over and averting our eyes, gratefully accepted our small donation. Then he turned, looked right at me (in the passenger seat) and said, "And thank you for giving me such a nice Thanksgiving dinner yesterday."

* Photo from www.unl.edu/scarlet

14 comments:

Jerri said...

Shivers on my spine.

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

WOW! How touching!!!

Wanda said...

Holy moly.

"Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it."
Hebrews 13:2

Deb Shucka said...

Mary.

Lori said...

That's Jesus, hon. Wow.

jess wilson said...

'and what you did for your fellow man you did for me.'

Jamie said...

Okay that is crazy..... gives me the hibbie gibbies.....

colbymarshall said...

Wow...it's true...pay it forward. You never know when you might need a stranger to be kind to you. :-)

Elizabeth said...

whoa...

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

I am floored. That is just too weird!

kyra said...

that is WILD!!

happy thanksgiving to you, dear one.

Amber said...

Whuuut?! Wowza.

I was going to also remind you of Hebrews 13! Angels alllll over.

:)

Anonymous said...

Carrie,I love your blog lately. It has so changed since you started. YOU have so changed! Life IS good! We are also blessed to have Rojo in our lives. You go girl!!!

Karen

kario said...

I love that your 'full circles' come so quickly. Your karma account must just be overflowing.

Love you.