You may become aware of the true meaning of Christmas by a stranger that comes into your life at just the right time.
In the continuation of this story, George has welcomed a stranger into his midst but when he commences a conversation with the stranger George discovers he has disappeared leaving only a used coffee cup. There was no thank you for your kindness, George.
But George continues his work for the day. The encounter was just part of another day. Or was it?
“Glad I gave ’em the truck. Their tires were shot, too. That ‘ol truck has brand new…” George thought he was talking to the stranger, but the man had gone. The Thermos was on the desk, empty with a used coffee cup beside it. “Well, at least he got something in his belly,” George thought.
George went back outside to see if the old Chevy would start. It cranked slowly, but it started. He pulled it into the garage where the truck had been. He thought he would tinker with it for something to do. Christmas Eve meant no customers. He discovered the block hadn’t cracked, it was just the bottom hose on the radiator. “Well, shoot, I can fix this,” he said to himself. So he put a new one on. “Those tires ain’t gonna get ’em through the winter either.” He took the snow treads off of his wife’s old Lincoln. They were like new and he wasn’t going to drive the car.
A random act of kindness puts a family back on the road but George’s earlier actions appear to go unnoticed when the stranger goes missing.
To keep reading this story of the True Meaning of Christmas please proceed to Day 4
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