I am often amazed at how the universe works. I am especially in awe of the joy I receive when I can help another. I don't have a lot of money and my spare time is limited as a single parent with a full-time job, sometimes making me feel that I have nothing left to offer anyone else. I so love the moments when I can. I have been contemplating ways that I may be able to extend some type of service and realize that these precious moments sometimes happen when least expected. I bought a sweater as a Christmas gift for someone. It didn't fit the recepient and they didn't seem seem interested, so I planned to return it to the mall. A couple of weekends ago, I stopped at the convenience store and noticed a girl about my age sitting in alone in the cold, except for her German Shepard who sat on top of her as a coat. She smiled at me and said hello. After we talked for a moment, I offered her the sweater from my car and she graciously accepted it. I don't know the girl's story or why she was sitting there. I know that I was not able to change her life in any extraordinary way, but I am thankful for the occasion to offer her a bit of kindness and a sweater.