My Coat of Many Warm Colors
There is something special about a gift that warms one inside-out. I have been the recipient of many gifts of late that warm me through and through. I found myself fortunate enough to receive such a gift this past week.
I recently moved to a much colder climate than I was accustomed to and found myself in a situation where I could not afford to buy myself an appropriate cold winter wardrobe. Never to fear, friends (and strangers) far and near did not hesitate to fill my needs. Now when the chill of winter blows in the air, I am zipped up warm as toast in my new coat.
Sure, the colorful coat keeps my body warm, stopping the bitter winds from cutting through to my core. Just as important, maybe more so, my spirit is warmed by the heartwarming present from a giving soul. My new warm coat breaks the wind but more importantly -- mends my heart.
It is good to know that there are people out there who care about others, even someone they have not met. Never doubt that compassionate giving is appreciated by those of us who find ourselves in a life place where we have a longer list of needful things than we like to admit. Being needy is a harsh reality softened by the grace of giving and receiving.
Image Credit » Picture is of me in my coat of many warm colors.