It’s that time of year when I wax nostalgic and break into the old photos of long ago.
Reminiscent of the Polar express I would set the train under the tree. Often I would find my sweet daughter laying on her tummy just watching the twinkling lights. (heck who wouldn’t choose that option — when your older brothers were just in the next room sucker punching one another.)
Tradition in my home was the nightly reading of short stories, throughout the month of December. I miss those tender moments…
Sooo in the spirit of good things gone by I thought I would choose some of my most favorite and share them with you for the next couple of weeks.
Be prepared… they will tug at your heart– so break out the box of Kleenex and enjoy!
The African boy listened carefully as the teacher explained why it is that Christians give presents to each other on Christmas day. “The gift is an expression of our joy over the birth of Jesus and our friendship of each other.” she said.
When Christmas day came, the boy brought the teacher a sea shell of lustrous beauty. “Where did you ever find such a beautiful shell?” the teacher asked as she gently fingered the gift.
The youth told her that there was only one spot where such extroaodinary shells could be found. When he named the place, a certain bay several miles away, the teacher was left speechless.
“Why…why, it’s gorgeous… wonderful, but you shouldn’t have gone all that way to get a gift for me.”
His eyes brightening, the boy answered, “Long walk part of gift.”
By Gerald Horton Bath
Please visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound and the gang as celebrate Pink – or tones of pink — RED for this fun month.
Enjoy the precious season…
TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥
Since January 1st 2010 -- I have been celebrating finding Beauty in our every day lives. Stay in the Day... be in the moment. Don't wait to live your life.
Stop and make a habit to find the Beauty and you will be amazed at how Beautiful your life is. Be thankful and remember:
"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." Dyer