Friday, November 9, 2012

Remembering a Gentler Time...

One day this past week a kind elderly lady was visiting our shop.  She was quietly sifting through a crate of old Christmas ornaments, taking such care in each one that she picked up.  After a few minutes, I noticed she was smiling, with tears in her eyes, and she seemed quite taken with one of the ornaments she had picked up.


Softly, she told me that the ornament was just like one that she had as a child and it recalled for her such wonderful memories of Christmas with her family.  It brought her such happiness... 


It also made me realize that the happiness on her face and in her heart from finding that tiny little ornament is really what makes this journey of ours so meaningful and not just a business venture.

I really hope everyone that visits our shop is able to experience that happiness.....memories of kinder, gentler times are something to be treasured in our hearts and recalled often. 

Have a wonderful weekend.  :)

Diana


11 comments:

  1. That is just the sweetest story!!! What a rewarding job you have in bringing so much joy to so many people!! Xo

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  2. Such a lovely story. You made her day !!!

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  3. Diana, What a wonderful story. I'm sure it is something she will long remember- xo Diana

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  4. Such a sweet story and what a great reminder of what's truly important. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. That's so lovely <3 And you write so well. Thanks for that little heartwarm story. xx Pernille

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  6. Oh this brought tears to my eyes because those simple, unexpected things that trigger the memories and swells our hearts with love is one of the greatest feelings. I can just picture the scene you witnessed. Thanks for tugging at my heartstrings.

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  7. What a sweet story! How special it must be to bring that joy and awe to another.

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  8. Jerri above spoke my sentiments exactly:)So I have to know, did she take it home with her?

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