Saturday, December 7, 2013


It is Christmas Time on Balboa Island and I am the recipient of one of the most fabulous gifts I have ever received.  From My Terrific, Fantastic, Wonderful Landlord.  

A Month's Free Rent!  When I opened the card yesterday I started crying!  

Life hasn't been easy since the 'Great Recession' - we had a lot of changes - went from owners to renters.  In some ways that is better - other ways not so great!   

I called my landlord and he told me, "We had a really good year this past year and we are spreading the joy around."  Amazing!

I told this story to one of the vendors on Marine.  She said that one year she went to pick out her Christmas Tree and were going to spend a little more than their budget.  When she went to the checkout the man said, "Your tree has been paid for."  Later she found out that every year a family comes to the tree lot and picks out random trees and pays for  them.  If you choose one of those trees - you get it for free!

Do you have a story like this?   E-mail me at and I will add it to this story.  
I too would like to spread a little Christmas Joy in the form of great stories and good feelings!

2014 is going to be a very Great Year!!