It has been 3 years since my last post. I had no idea it was that long. In the last several years I have lost the wonder of this time of year. It has become flat, more duty than joy.
This morning I woke up feeling I needed to find Christmas. Somewhere along the way I took a turn and got lost. The pressure to find that special feeling again was strong.
So I got in the car and headed up to Anderson, SC which is a bustling store filled place. Thinking maybe I would find Christmas there among all the shoppers. There is a little town I pass through on the way to the Interstate and as I approached this town I got a nudge to stop at the little health food store there. This was not in my plan. I have learned not to ignore nudges, so I stopped.
The shop is in a nice old house. I went in and just started looking at things and the woman who owns the shop asked if she could help. I told her I was not sure what I was looking for. She laughed.
She started telling me about a small dog, which was sick and she was nursing him. I listened as she explained what she was doing and how the dog was responding. She was so sincere in her efforts for this little guy.
I rarely ever tell people I meet that I do animal communication work and I am standing there really being pushed to tell this gal what I do. I know it sounds so stupid you would think after all these years I would get over it, well I haven’t. I managed tell her in a choking sort of way and her response could not have been nicer.
She asked if I could work with the dog right then. I was so surprised I said yes. We went into the room where the dog was resting on a blanket in a laundry basket. I sat on the floor about 3 feet from the basket as he did not want me to touch him; he also wanted me to take my baseball cap off.
The three of us had a lovely time. They were both a joy to work with. When we finished I felt the joy of service. My heart was touched and I realized I had found Christmas in that little shop with this lovely woman and dog.
Merry Christmas! It was so simple.