This holiday season was filled with challenges. As they usually are, but this particular season has been tough because we moved to Big Bear, which is a resort town. The winter season is great, but brutal economic wise for the town folks like myself. Having been laid off from my gig I was already making plans to have Christmas in January, which is when I expected a check.
See, I was hired for a job but it took 2 weeks to start and then another 2 weeks for me to receive a first paycheck. Since my kids are little, I figured they would understand. The important thing is that we're together and healthy. Right?
Well the generous spirit of Saint James Garfield appeared. On a whim I created an Amazon wishlist and commented. Now, I didn't imagine what would happen, or even expect anything. I was just doing my best for my 3 girls.
What happened next, blew my mind. Slowly, the items on my wishlist began being purchased. Not just one or two, but several! I broke down crying. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine my children receiving anything, or even that much!
I am so grateful for the Secret (& not so secret) Santas!
I am dedicated to paying it forward, slowly and as I'm able.
May this year bring miracles, kindness, and joy into your life.