A Blessing is More than a Kind Word in a Santa Fe Walgreens

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Hello Realty NM Broker License 16161

A Blessing is more than a kind word in Santa Fe

... and today in a Walgreens store, a blessing became a gift.

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Here is the rest of the story. Turn on your imagination and join me in this experience. Imagine being in the check out line of your local Walgreens. The line is small. There is one customer, a woman, in front of me and another behind me, a gentleman. No one is speaking. The woman is rummaging through her purse to find something. A crisp $20 dollar bill quietly falls on the floor. I quickly said, "Ma'am, you just dropped a twenty dollar bill." She looked surprised, bent over and picked it up. She turned to me, looked me in the eye and she said, "Bless you".  Nodding, I said "thank you". And then from behimd me, the gentleman said, "I will give you a dime for your blessing".  As if to make an annoucement, she looked around and she said "blessings are special and free."  In a moment, she was gone. 

Then, the clerk who had been scanning my stuff got my attention when he said, "Ma'am, you have $20 Walgreens' rewards credit. Do you want to redeem it on this purchase?  Before I could answer, the gentleman behind me said, "See she gave you a blessing!  She is like our Santa Fe Mother Teresa! Believe me!"  I nodded and asked the clerk for the $20 credit.  I said good-bye and headed for my car in the crowded parking lot. As I was about to back up, the gentleman appeared at my window and again said "She is like our Mother Teresa. Santa Fe is the City of Holy Faith. Please believe me... now I am getting out of the way."  Then he was gone!  

I looked in my mirror and began to slowly back out into the parking lot. Then all of a sudden I saw another car about to hit me!  I jammed on my brakes and hit the horn. The other car driver fortunately woke up and stopped missing my car by inches. Then, he appeared again saying "I saw it. They nearly hit you. She blessed you and her blessings are still helping you!"  "Thank you," I said, taking a deep breathe and quickly snapping a picture of Walgreens through the windshield. Slowly backing out, I headed for home knowing I would be telling you this story.  Thank you for reading.

PS. Santa Fe was founded by the Spanish in 1610 and the name means "Holy Faith" in Spanish. This was long before cars and Walgreens appeared in Santa Fe. In my opinion, they must have known something about the future of the city I love everyday. 

 

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Kathy Streib
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Emily- ok, I got goosebumps just reading this!!!  Blessings aren't to be laughed at. 

Jan 27, 2018 04:37 PM #2
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Kathy Streib it appears the blessing continues. Thank you for passing it forward.

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Emily Medvec Santa Fe NM And having you back in the Rain is a blessing for us all!!!!

Jan 27, 2018 07:27 PM #5
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Emily Medvec Santa Fe NM so good to see you doing well and sharing such great happenings in NM...it is a great story to share too.

Jan 28, 2018 04:54 AM #6
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Good morning Emily. Your story is engaging and nice but I think the man would have creeped me out.

Jan 28, 2018 05:18 AM #7
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Good morning Emily Medvec Santa Fe NM ,

I'm so glad that Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-Ha" moments for the week! I got goosebumps just reading your story ...life is full of blessings..being open to accept them is all part of it! Thank you for telling your story!

Jan 28, 2018 05:24 AM #8
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Dorie Dillard thanks for reading my post. Kathy Streib managed to continue the story with a blessing... And yes, accepting blessings as gifts makes life so much richer. BTW I trust you a well and beginning a great new 2018!

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Emily,

It is good to see you on Active Rain again.  I LOVE, LOVE. LOVE, this story.  It really illustrates to power of doing the right thing.  It comes back to you in bushelfulls.  A

Jan 28, 2018 08:33 AM #10
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Great story. I actually skipped to the bottom when I saw the woman dropped $20 because I just read yesterday a joke going around facebook that starts out that way. Once I realized it wasn't that joke, I went back and read the whole thing.

I don't understand the "give you a dime for the blessing" thing at all.

I have to agree with Sheila Anderson about the guy creeping her out. Me too!

Happy you got the credit and happy your car wasn't hit!

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Hi Emily

I love this story and how you reacted, instead of how many might have. And it just kept unfolding!

Jeff

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Emily it is a blessing indeed to have you back in the rain! Being open to the energy around us and being mindful creates so many blessings every day. You were are still are truly blessed! What a lovely story!

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Emily, life is full of blessings and so glad I read this posts today.  I hope you are continually blessed.

Jan 28, 2018 12:15 PM #14
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Truly an interesting day for you!   May your blessing stay with you!   btw I found you post due to Kathy Streib AHA! feature

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What a wonderful story. Thank you so much for sharing your blessings.

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I'm so glad Kathy shared your post and that you shared your story.  May your blessings be continued.

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Oh, Emily! These little gifts from Heaven are not to be taken lightly, but to be passed on so that others can believe that they happen. How incredible that these two little angels fell into your midst! I'm a big believer in these moments of grace. And it's terrific that you shared this with us...no holds barred!! 

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Thank you for sharing such a powerful story.

You indeed were blessed. May the blessing continue.

Maybe, it would be good if we shared a blessing today.

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You did have quite a blessed day. It sounds like you had an amazing day. Thank you for sharing. 

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Hi Emily, Wonderful events in Santa Fe.  Great for you to see how your kind gesture lead to other events.  Nice to know all is well in "Holy Faith".

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