The Mission Inn in Riverside draws so many people, you feel like you might drown as you try to work your way through the crowds to see the sights. I don’t know if it has always been this way, but as long as I can remember it has been. Walking around, it is good to see so many people with kindness in their hearts. This gentleman and his wife came out 2 nights in a row to share cheer with anyone who felt they needed it. Kids sat on his lap for pictures (for free), and, though shy, I he did a great deal to warm the hearts of those who stopped long enough to greet him. The Christmas spirit isn’t dead, really. You just may not find it so easily in a mall or department store. But, go out, meet people, talk to strangers. It is everywhere.