Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

With Christmas gratitude December 23, 2019

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Your identity is unknown to me. The single clue inside the legal-sized envelope with no return address shows me you are from the Faribault area. I suspect (hope) you read this blog.

Thank you for the cash gift which arrived in my mailbox today. I wasn’t expecting anything for Christmas.

You clearly possess a kind, caring and loving heart. I am grateful for your generosity, compassion and recognition that I really needed this gift. Not solely in the monetary sense, but to uplift me.

It’s been a difficult year with challenges that stretched my endurance. Many remain. But, with the love and support of others and my strong faith, I’ve managed. Hope prevails.

You, dear angel, have shown me the true spirit of Christmas. Thank you. And Merry Christmas!


© Copyright 2019 Audrey Kletscher Helbling


19 Responses to “With Christmas gratitude”

  1. Jillian Says:

    The small gestures make the light in our lives shine a little brighter

  2. Susan Ready Says:

    Oh my, what a lovely unexpected gift. In this world of chaos and upheaval gratifying to know goodness and thoughtfulness prevails.
    Wishing you the blessings of the holiday season with peace joy and good health for the new year.

  3. Ohhh, how lovely! I’m so glad that someone could share that kindness with you. May many more blessings come your way this Christmas season and in the new year. ❤

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  5. valeriebollinger Says:

    What a delightful surprise to find in your mailbox, bringing much joy.

  6. JanBeek Says:

    God sends us angels when we need them most! Merry Christmas 🎄🎁

  7. There really are angels on earth. What a nice surprise dear friend.

  8. BERNADETTE Thomasy Says:

    I believe in angels; they are everywhere. So happy one found you. Christmas blessings to you and your family.

  9. A blessing in disguise
    Makes one sigh in relief;
    It makes him real cheerful,
    With joy instead of grief.

    A blessing in disguise
    Comes when least expected;

    A blessing in disguise
    May come to anyone;

    God turns even crisis
    Into a blessing in disguise.

    by Bernard F. Asuncion

    This made my day and put a smile on my face 🙂 Thanks & Take Care. Here’s to Many Blessings in 2020!!!

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