simple monday: a tap on the shoulder

"Kids nowadays have a lot of crap and even though we were poor we had more. We all sat together at dinner time. None of this business of one here and one there. We had family. We had more."

A bit of what an 85 year old sweet lady said to me in the grocery store (yep she told me her age too). She stopped me to ask if I was cold. She said that my shawl reminded her of her grandmother who was too poor to afford a jacket. She has vivid childhood memories of her visiting them with her snow covered shawl—so vivid in fact that she got teary eyed as she told me her story.

After she walked away I was left wondering why I had run into such a random moment and conversation. It felt like a little reminder to stop and be grateful for what I have.

Happy Monday!

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