Valdosta Daily Times

December 23, 2012

Rant & Rave for Monday, Dec. 24, 2012

The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — From the lady who was having a not so good day to the gentleman in the black Ford truck with a Brooks County tag, thank you for buying my lunch at St. Augustine Road Chick-fil-A today. You restored my faith in humanity and made my day a little brighter. I will pay it forward!

I want to thank my Heavenly Father for saving me. I pray that everyone will remember 2,000 years ago our Savior was born and suffered and died for us. Merry Christmas.

The “Seasons Greetings” sign isn’t meant to remove Christ from Christmas, but yet to acknowledge all beliefs. If yours is Merry Christmas, that’s cool. If Happy Kwanzaa is your choice, then that’s fine, too. Maybe you celebrate the Festival of Lights, so Happy Hanukkah to you! We should all get along, but until then, Happy Festivus!

Thank you to the Department of Transportation for finally making an opportunity for two cars to turn at the same time off Exit 18, southbound ramp.

I would like to thank Gateway Baptist Church for the wonderful Christmas Cantata performed by the children. It truly touched my heart to watch the children perform songs, while a book that was written by a local writer, Jane R. Willis, was read. I purchased one of her books for a keepsake. The children were wonderful and the true meaning of Christmas could be felt. Merry Christmas to a wonderful church.

In Publix this afternoon, I watched a woman hang out after she paid her bill and when the cashier finished ringing up the woman behind her, the first woman said, “I’ll be paying that bill today.” That random act of kindness will stay with all who witnessed this. What a beautiful woman. Made my day wonderful and no one bought my groceries.

A huge thank you to the man, at Fred’s, that paid for my item that the cashier forgot to ring up. It was just a box of baby wipes, but just the small gesture meant so much to me! God bless you and Merry Christmas!

Raves to Redland Baptist Church, Pastor Watkins, Pastor Sirmans and Mrs. Sirmans for making a difference Saturday for our foster-care children! That’s what Christmas is all about!

A big “Thank You” to the house on Patterson Street, across from the hospital, for putting the mechanical Santa on their front porch. I look for it every year. Feels like Christmas when I see Santa waving.