I (Frankie) don't know about you guys, but with all the bad stuff happening in the world lately, my faith in humanity was really being tested. All I've been seeing is people being rude to each other. Not respecting others beliefs or right to choose. Rioting. Hate. Despair. It was really starting to get me down until Friday. Yeah, on Black Friday my faith in humanity was somewhat restored, but not in the way that you may think.
I didn't go Black Friday shopping, so nobody was nice to me or let me pass them in line or anything like that. What did happen was I got up Friday morning and went on my usual morning walk/jog. It was so peaceful. I was the only person in the park. I guess everyone was shopping or sleeping off the turkey and shopping from Thursday. It was quiet and just cool enough to make for a beautiful morning walk.
I was just taking it all in and enjoying the solitude when something caught my attention out of the corner of my eye. When I looked over, hanging from the trees and the posts all along the trail were scarves with tags hanging from them. My family can attest to the fact that sometimes I can be a little slow to catch onto things so my first thought was, "Why would someone do that? People will just take them and even if they wanted to pay for them, where are they going to leave the money?" Yeah, I can be a little dense.
I finally walked over to one of the scarves and read the tag. This is what it said, "If you're cold, take one. God Bless!" Well, you guessed it, tears, tears and more tears. And right there on my walking trail, with one small act of kindness, on Black Friday, my faith in humanity was restored. I realized that no matter what, we're going to be all right.
Thank you to whoever put the scarves out. Not just because it gave me hope, but for doing something so selfless and kind in a world that so often now seems so heartless and cruel.
Comment below and let us know some things you've seen this holiday season to give you hope.
Frankie and Andrea take turns sharing stories. Just good talk over a cup of coffee.