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!

8 comments:

  1. That is so sweet. Thanks for the reminder! Have a great day, Patricia!

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    1. Thanks Jaime!
      She was SO sweet. I felt so sorry for her because she kept apologizing for taking up my time.

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  2. What a sweet story! It brought tears to my eyes. It is so easy to forget everything we should be thankful for and this reminder is something we all need. TFS.

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  3. Wow. That's powerful! And so true.

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  4. That was a touching story and moment and thank you for retelling it.
    I've been following you on Twitter for ages... and then just saw the interview with Monica. So then..I went to your blog and site. Wow! This is just wonderful: I love your style Patrica! and, I shared the link to your interview on FB. I'll go over and start following your blog too!

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    1. Oh thank you so much Libby!
      Am I crazy... but didn't we meet in Holly's BYW class?

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  5. so so so so tender.
    love it.

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