Al and Cal Homes and Community: Sometimes it is the little things in life that make all the difference in the world.

Sometimes it is the little things in life that make all the difference in the world.

Santa in Bellingham MA
Sometimes it is the little things in life that make all the difference in the world. 

I just got home from a "celebration of life".    A very young and beautiful girls life cut short by a slippery road and a big old oak tree.    The family was dutifully greeting their family and friends who waited in line to say, "I'm sorry".   There are no words in a situation like this.  Never have been and never will be.   

Sad.   Very Sad.   

As I get back to my home and pull into the driveway, I park my car and  head up the stairs.    I kick my off my shoes.  In my own world.  I am not sure of what I am hearing but realize that it the wail of sirens.  We live in a small cul-de- sac neighborhood.   Oh God, what can this possibly be, I think to myself.  

I open the front door.  What  do I see but Santa Clause on a flatbed waiving to the neighbors.   He has a police cruiser escort!      Kids go running out.    I smile to myself thinking what fun the kids in this neighborhood are experiencing tonight.  I am not sure who is sponsoring this rolling bit of happiness, but  I want to go running out and kiss Santa myself.    Instead I call "Merry Christmas" and in turn I hear the neighbors hoot and yell the same thing!   

For years the rolling Santa has visited the neighborhoods of Bellingham MA.   Systematically he visits every house in the town and thrills kids of all ages with his door to door arrival.    Isn't it wonderful to live in a town where people take the time to make a difference in the lives of others? 

Sometimes it is the little things in life that make all the difference in the world.   

Isn't it funny how it happens when you need it most?



 

 

Carol-Ann Palmieri

Al and Cal Realty Group

Remax Executive Realty

www.AlandCal.com

 

Cal@AlandCal.com

 

508-494-9061

 

Comment balloon 17 commentsCarol-Ann Palmieri • November 25 2012 04:46AM

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Good morning, Carol Ann....what a great story.... every town should do that....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 5 years ago

A wonderful tradition to spread the spirit of the season....a little thing can be a very big thing to someone when you may not even realize it.

 

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (Keller Williams 414-525-0563) over 5 years ago

It sounds liek Santa knew when you needed a boost the most. . .coincidence? 

Posted by Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA (Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001) over 5 years ago

 Hi Barbara.   I have seen him roll through before, but never expect it.  

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 5 years ago

Hi Sally and David.   Agreed and appreciated. 

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 5 years ago

Hi Fernando.   LOL.    Coincidence?    Makes me want to watch Miracle of 34th Street!  

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 5 years ago

Sadness and smiles are very close to each other. Enjoy life and and realize the simple things count the most. 

Posted by Erv Fleishman, Luxury Prop Specialist Realty Associates (Realty Associates) over 5 years ago

Carol Ann: And you never know when the big fellas arrival will lift a spirit and make life just a little bit sweeter.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) over 5 years ago

Terrific story Cal, the holidays are often an emotional roller coaster and those little things sure help us get through the tough times.

Posted by Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales a (Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida) over 5 years ago

At it's best the holidays can bring neighbors together. This is a prime example.

Posted by Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent (Bayou Properties) over 5 years ago

What a great story - so sorry to hear about a young person's passing.  It's nice that Santa arrived to remind you that life does go on.  Have a great Sunday, Carol Ann.

Posted by Peggy Hughes/pha logistix, inc., SF NYC LA (pha logistix inc) over 5 years ago

Hi Erv.  Agree.   Thanks.

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 5 years ago

Hi Anita.  For big kids too!

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 5 years ago

Hi Al.   They sure do!

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 5 years ago

Hi Doug.  It is nice to have neighbors, friends and a strong community.   It helps you through the tough spots.  

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 5 years ago

Thank you Peggy.  Funny how Santa makes us smile no matter the age!  

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 5 years ago

I agree, Santa does make us smile no matter what the age.  Santa came through when you needed to be remineded that life does go on.

Posted by Christine OShea (Christine E O'Shea Real Estate Broker) over 5 years ago

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