Unexplainable Gift At My Door
--by drjoybug, posted Mar 21, 2021
The total was too high. I couldn’t buy everything. I didn’t want my card declined. I looked through everything trying to figure out what to put back. I kept everything everyone else would have loved, but put back the one thing I loved. It was a simple frozen package of chicken tamales. But that package was what put the total over budget.
I hated the feeling of not being able to afford that $3.29 package of tamales. But that was life and I moved on and forgot about it. It was what I had to do.
That night our doorbell rang. It was odd because it was extremely cold and late. I went to the door, opened it, and on my front steps were bags of food. On the top of the first bag, I saw the chicken tamales, the same kind hours before I had put them back.
I cannot describe the tears, the feeling of realizing that even in my aloneness I wasn’t alone. The feeling that I mattered. The feeling of gratitude. I still have no idea who put all of that food on my doorstep. My kids were so excited about all the goodies. At that moment I knew I was not alone.
You happened to have found one (or should i say that they found you) and i can promise you this. They just wanted you to know that you matter, and that sometimes, we all need a helping hand. God bless.
Wow! This is charity in the making! If only more of us could see the possibilities to help another.