Opinion Line

December 25, 2013

Opinion Line (Dec. 25)

This Christmas please remember that heaven’s gates are open wide because Jesus was born in a barn.

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This Christmas please remember that heaven’s gates are open wide because Jesus was born in a barn.

A great neighbor is one who blows the snow off his own driveway and then his four neighbors’ driveways at 7 a.m.

Heartfelt thanks to the kind couple who helped my 82-year-old husband and me walk across the icy parking lot at Furr’s on Saturday.

Thank you to the dear lady who bought me a latte at Starbucks on Saturday. God bless you and merry Christmas.

Thank you, city of Wichita public works employees, for the recent street sweeping. Sorry about that last load of leaves I left in the street gutter.

I would like to thank the lovely lady who offered to pay for my grocery order at the Dillons at 13th and Tyler when I couldn’t find my billfold. What a most generous thing for her to do.

We would like to thank the kind person who picked up our tab at Jimmy’s Egg. We will definitely pay it forward. Merry Christmas to all.

The Wichita Symphony Orchestra Christmas concert was wonderful. The crowning glory was the music from Handel’s “Messiah,” played and sung with the auditorium darkened. Cellphones provided a thousand points of light.

I attended the charity Christmas concert of the Heart of America Men’s Chorus. What a treat. This choir has to be Wichita’s best-kept secret.

Thank you to the man in the suit who shut off our sprinkler system, which was running all over the yard.

To the westbound white truck on K-254 and Hillside Friday morning: I never saw you when merging. Thanks for being an alert, defensive and courteous driver.

Thank you to my guardian angel at Panera Bread who found my purse and turned it in, with my billfold, cash and credit cards safely inside. You are an honorable soul.

From this Valley Girl – from Dexter, Kan., that is – have a cool yule, everybody.

Our deepest thanks to Jennifer and her father who saw our little shih tzu with the blue sweater in their backyard and returned her safely to our home. Their thoughtfulness has given us the most precious of Christmas gifts – human kindness.

I hope Wednesday’s Opinion Line is just about the good things that Christmas brings: People helping people. Leaving a small “thank you” to the hard workers who surround you. And, most important, spending time with your family.

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