Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Waking Up As If It Was Christmas Morning!

Another year and another Christmas gone by! Something I've done for a few years now is head down to the Byward Market on Christmas morning and buy as many hot chocolates as I can carry (from the Beavertails booth) and deliver them to some of the folks hanging out at the various missions in the market area. Today was that day - and I can actually say I woke up excited to do just that! The girls at the Beavertails booth were kind enough to help me rig a box that could carry a dozen cups, allowing me to deliver a few dozen yummy hot chocolates in all - YAY! Now I know I didn't change the world today and the folks I talked to will likely be at those missions tomorrow - but today I shared some smiles and exchanged some very genuine Christmas wishes with some really wonderful people.

I was particularly touched by a young man named James who approached me for some change - but before he asked, he introduced himself, shook my hand and said Merry Christmas. The irony is, his handshake was firmer and more genuine than some folks that I get to meet in business. (I of course was more than happy to respectfully put some money in his hands) So yes, today was Christmas - not a big busy day, but an awesome day of humility and appreciation. I have a home, I have the means to make a living, I have a wonderful family and friends I love very much - and today I got to meet some really nice appreciative folks! :)

© Dwayne Brown


  1. Sounds like a great Christmas tradition. One of my favourite things about your blog is the inclusion of many unique ways of staying involved with your community.

  2. That's so awesome of you to say, thanks! :)