Texting with my daughter who lives way up north - a ten hour drive - too far away just to pop in - I was asking her some goofy questions, "What was my favourite country song year's ago?" Dumb question when I couldn't remember any of the lyrics or even the artist's name.
Among other things we texted back and forth, I told her that I was trying to distract myself on this Halloween night, as I was missing my hubby so much and needing - wanting a hug!
"You should go trick or treating...hand out candy door to door -for a hug," she says!
"Great idea! Up and down all the floors of the Manor - that would be the equivalent of 76 houses!"
"And if you don't have candy you could give them something else!"
Just thinking here - what????"
"Maybe something from your pantry, you know - toilet paper, Keurig pods. You could put stuff in a hamper and let them pick!"
"Running low on TP, but what a great idea!"
"You should do that next year; I bet the residents miss having trick or treaters ---- or maybe not!"
"I could still go out and buy some stuff -- but I don't want to go out anymore."
|I used hubby's walker which I still have!|
Just a few residents weren't home; one or two didn't answer their door. WE had so much fun! I got to know two new neighbours - one was just moving in, another had only been here two or three weeks! Some wondered why I wasn't wearing a costume - and I told them that I thought my face alone was 'frightening' enough!!!!! One wanted to pull out her wallet and buy some of my stuff!! So much teasing and joking going on! I had a fabulous and rewarding 2 hours going 'house to house'!
When I came back to my apartment, there were only a few ginger ales left, but the stash of blessings that was returned to me was abundant! I picked up smiles, hearty laughter, over 50 hugs & kisses, warm handshakes, pats on the shoulder, a river of good will, a fountain of joy, and an ocean of love! People shared some of their poignant memories, 2 insisted that I take some of their chocolate - YUM!!
FAMILY OF FRIENDS!!
'it is more blessed to give than to receive.'