Gracious Offerings

Christina Souza Ma

Open HandsHere I am, worried about finding the courage to overcome the Neti Pot while the world continues to move forward around me.

My beautiful son is a constant reminder of the newest, joyful adventures in daily life. Every morning and evening, we go for walks, as this is my way of spending some quality time with my partner and son. It’s a balance that we have learned to start and finish the day with.

On our walks through our neighbourhood, we always make it a point to greet everyone we come across. Well, yesterday morning, a really beautiful event happened. We came upon several homeless individuals gathering to share some food that the local grocery stores had saved for them. As we approached and said good morning to the gentlemen, I commented on what a nice gathering it was – a time of sharing. We come across these individuals regularly so, by now, we know some of them by name. They excitedly showed me the items they were sharing and offered some of their goods to me.

Even when I said “no, thank you and please enjoy them yourselves”, they generously continued to offer other items, hoping to find something I liked. I finally accepted a bag of croutons and was touched to find that my simple gesture of acceptance brought beautiful smiles to their faces.

These generous and gracious individuals taught my family and me that no matter what we are faced with in life, it is not necessary to lose our love, joy, and laughter in the midst of whatever we may be dealing with.

[tags] giving, graciousness, homeless, food, love, joy, generosity [/tags]

Author: Christina Souza Ma

Christina has lived many lives – from professional Cosmetologist, L’Oreal’s Technical Commercial Director of South East Asia, Hair and Make-up designer behind the camera, to Actor and Body worker. Many years ago, Christina had a vision to create an entity that would

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