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A Chance Meeting

Monday, December 28, 2020

Christmas is over. 2020 has been a strange year. We have had a tough year. Many of us have lost members of our family or friends to Covid. It was suggested that we not attend large gatherings, or attend family get-togethers. There was a reason to be sad during the holiday season. In fact, it really did not feel like Christmas to me. I always know not to feel sorry for myself. Many suffer more than I do.

I went to the grocery store this morning. While walking near the dairy section, I looked at a lady with such a beautiful pink ribbon mask. I had to ask her where she bought it. My mother died of breast cancer in 1992. Since that time, I always look for breast cancer shirts, jewelry, items....I knew right away that I wanted that mask. There were multiple shades of pink. I listened to her as she mentioned that this was her first day out, after breast cancer treatments. She was so happy to be able to just get out and walk around. Of course, I advised her that I wished her well and gave her positive thoughts. It really struck me, while being sad about 2020, this sweet woman was so pleased that she was completing her cancer treatments.

There is always someone that needs encouragement. By talking to her, I knew that I had many blessings for which to be thankful.

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us
has cause to think with deep gratitude and those who have lighted the flame with us. - Albert Schweitzer

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