The road was rough this year,
the electric bill was collecting dust,
a loaf of bread was left,
there was no help in sight.
She placed an ad on line,
she needed to work so desperately.
She was called for a job,
they gave her a Santa costume.
She wore it with a smile,
her face lit up with gratitude.
Proud that she had a job,
hopeful that things will get better,
her merry attitude inspired those watching.
She stood in the cold waving,
smiling as the world was passing.
Doing her best,giving it all.
A testament to lending a hand,
a small job,a new beginning.
Sometimes happiness is just a step in a positive direction. I love it!ReplyDelete
Thank you,Molly. Happiness can mean so many different things to so many different people.There are so many that are struggling now with just survival.ReplyDelete
Ayala - You are so right. It's easy to get caught up in our own holiday "issues" and to forget how hard the last two years in particular have been on so many people.ReplyDelete
Thank you. I hope that things get better for those struggling!ReplyDelete
Love this. Particularly the last line.ReplyDelete
"A testament to lending a hand,ReplyDelete
a small job,a new beginning."
Yay to new beginnings!
Cheers to looking up!ReplyDelete
May new beginnings find their way to everyone who needs them.ReplyDelete
I love this story. Perhaps it is true, I don't know. All I know is I would love to meet that Santa Claus on the streets....full of joy and hope!ReplyDelete
Thank you, aidan!ReplyDelete
I agree Mel! Yay for new beginnings!ReplyDelete
Yes, Colleen ! I hope the new year brings a fresh start for everyone!ReplyDelete
The story is true, Caroline. The gratitude this girl had to find any work is what inspired me to write this about her!ReplyDelete
Gratitude and a fresh start: happiness!ReplyDelete
That's exactly it,Melissa!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful poem of hope. We should all be more grateful.ReplyDelete
Thanks for this sweet reminder...........cj
PS: Thanks for your kind words on Celebrating my Little Cottage!ReplyDelete