Friday, December 11, 2009

And colder!

Last night my husband and I went to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Extravaganza in downtown Salt Lake City. The doors were to open at 6:30 for the 8:00 performance. We wanted to get a good seat, so we joined the line at about 6:10. I don't know how cold it was, but I'm sure it wasn't more than 20 degreees, and for this Phoenix girl, that is COLD! We were there a few minutes when a lady lined up behind me. She did not have on a coat or scarf or gloves or anything warm. She thought the doors opened at 6:00. She said she didn't own a coat, as she usually just drives somewhere, gets out and goes into a heated building. Well, we had at least 15 minutes to wait there. Another lady near her put her own scarf around her neck. I turned and gave her my gloves. She kept insisting she was all right, but . . . she was freezing! We all huddled up around her trying to share our warmth. What a wonderful thing to see, so many giving and sharing people around this woman who resisted but was given warmth from strangers. I hope we can all look outside ourselves this season for those around us needing a little warmth, whether it is a smile, a kind word, food or a coat! Let's open our hearts and share the blessings we have been given.

Hugs to you all!


Terri H. said...

Karen, I am not surprised at all that you would try to help this frozen lady out, even though your sweet little Phoenix body was cold as well! You have a way of warming everyone's heart that you come in contact with. I know you did, and continue to, warm my heart! Cogratulations on your first publication my friend! That is wonderful news. I'm going to have to go check out that magazine! Enjoy your vacation and stay warm. Terri

Terre said...


It is nice to know that people do have kindness especially in these hard times. It doesn't surprise me that you where one of those people, if everyone gave a little it would make such a difference. Hugs Terre