woke up this morning tired and sore,
wondering what the day, for me had in store.
I do to to make this day better,
feeling sorry for myself as I went to go mail a letter.
then I saw
an old man with no shoes on his feet,
sitting on the road side begging for something to eat.
I ran back
inside and poured a cup of coffee for him
grabbed some old shoes out of the closet I think were a size 10.
him a sandwich , and some cookies for a snack,
and rummaged in the closet for a coat for his back.
back out and said here sir these are for you
and he said that's nice but I have no money for you.
I said oh no, don't
worry these are for free,
just consider them a Christmas present from me.
he put on
the shoes and said, look just the right size,
but I couldn't see them for the tears that I cried.
,this is the nicest any one has ever been,
and with a smile he said, thank you friend .
you're welcome kind sir and enjoy your day,
he said I'll do that ,now I'd better be on my way.
to go inside, then turned back just to see,
but the stranger was gone, how could that be ?
ever really there was it all in my mind ?
not one footprint from him in the snow did I find.
this mean how could this be?
was this just a message meant for me?
then I heard a knock on the door,
I opened it and sitting on the porch floor.
brand new pair of shoes size 10,
and a note that just read, god bless you friend !
when you feel sorry for yourself ,
just think of what someone else is going through.
and do something nice for someone else,
for what you reap so shall you sow.
by Gloria Collins -- 11-24-05