"Christmas Is for Love" - An Inspirational Christmas Story for Saturday, November 30th

"Christmas Is for Love" - An Inspirational Christmas Story for Saturday, November 30th

Christmas Is for Love

Christmas is for love. It is for joy, for giving and sharing, for laughter, for reuniting with family and friends, for tinsel and brightly decorated packages. But mostly, Christmas is for love. I had not believed this until a small elf-like student with wide-eyed innocent eyes and soft rosy cheeks gave me a wondrous gift one Christmas.

Mark was an 11 year old orphan who lived with his aunt, a bitter middle aged woman greatly annoyed with the burden of caring for her dead sister's son. She never failed to remind young Mark, if it hadn't been for her generosity, he would be a vagrant, homeless waif. Still, with all the scolding and chilliness at home, he was a sweet and gentle child.

I had not noticed Mark particularly until he began staying after class each day (at the risk of arousing his aunt's anger, I later found) to help me straighten up the room. We did this quietly and comfortably, not speaking much, but enjoying the solitude of that hour of the day. When we did talk, Mark spoke mostly of his mother. Though he was quite small when she died, he remembered a kind, gentle, loving woman, who always spent much time with him.

As Christmas drew near however, Mark failed to stay after school each day. I looked forward to his coming, and when the days passed and he continued to scamper hurriedly from the room after class, I stopped him one afternoon and asked why he no longer helped me in the room. I told him how I had missed him, and his large gray eyes lit up eagerly as he replied, "Did you really miss me?"

I explained how he had been my best helper. "I was making you a surprise," he whispered confidentially. "It's for Christmas." With that, he became embarrassed and dashed from the room. He didn't stay after school any more after that.

Finally came the last school day before Christmas. Mark crept slowly into the room late that afternoon with his hands concealing something behind his back. "I have your present," he said timidly when I looked up. "I hope you like it." He held out his hands, and there lying in his small palms was a tiny wooden box.

"Its beautiful, Mark. Is there something in it?" I asked opening the top to look inside.

"Oh you can't see what's in it," He replied, "and you can't touch it, or taste it or feel it, but mother always said it makes you feel good all the time, warm on cold nights, and safe when you're all alone."

I gazed into the empty box. "What is it Mark," I asked gently, "that will make me feel so good?" "It's love," he whispered softly, "and mother always said it's best when you give it away." And he turned and quietly left the room.

So now I keep a small box crudely made of scraps of wood on the piano in my living room and only smile as inquiring friends raise quizzical eyebrows when I explain to them that there is love in it.

Yes, Christmas is for gaiety, mirth and song, for good and wondrous gifts. But mostly, Christmas is for love.

~ Unknown ~

13 comments (Add your own)

1. wrote:
What i do not understood is in truth how you're no longer really a lot more smartly-favored than you
might be right now. You are very intelligent. You already know therefore considerably in terms of this matter, made me in my view believe it from numerous numerous angles.
Its like women and men aren't fascinated except it's one thing to accomplish with Girl
gaga! Your own stuffs great. Always take care of it up!

Thu, February 6, 2020 @ 2:00 PM

2. wrote:
http://nopix.pl http://018.pl http://wmkiw.pl http://dowiedz-sie.com.pl http://unspoken.pl http://srps-guards.co.uk http://aavamobile.pl http://harwich-ahoy.co.uk http://siteopia.pl http://teldomains.pl http://gayer.com.pl http://lamari.pl http://mmb-meble.pl http://veryfine.pl http://kolorowe-kuchnie.pl http://swissies.pl http://urbantraffic.pl http://harwich-ahoy.co.uk http://orally.info http://xanntop.com http://wnetrzaikrajobraz.pl http://etc-sa.com http://o-kultury.pl http://imerp.pl http://mebledosypialni.info.pl http://wnetrzaikrajobraz.pl http://wnetrzadesign.com.plThe people bringing new
ideas to the general public are early adopters themselves (due to the fact
that it's typically a lot more thrilling compared to functioning in a field that
does what it did yesterday), and often default to
using words that interest individuals like themselves, instead of
the group concerned. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott 22 Senator Lott, at
an event recognizing As I utilized it to upload web links or columns to books or old essays, it occurred to me that I might likewise
upload brand-new writing-- creating that can even be unique to the blog site.

Fri, February 7, 2020 @ 7:50 PM

3. wrote:
http://pastebin.com/u/ericsund757 http://www.aeriagames.com/user/behavioral540 https://www.bestadsontv.com/profile/347038/Bob-Nowacky https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/members/ericsund301.html https://www.booksiesilk.com/users/behavioral463-76493 http://my.desktopnexus.com/ericsund215 http://www.mobypicture.com/user/behavioral679 https://www.booksiesilk.com/users/behavioral463-76493 https://www.simpleplanes.com/u/behavioral888 https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/members/behavioral686.html https://www.parchment.com/c/college/view/?id=9645410 https://www.7cups.com/%40ericsund499 https://www.parchment.com/c/college/view/?id=9645647 https://platinmods.com/members/behavioral603.839408/ https://genius.com/behavioral239 https://www.phoenixsong.net/users/user.php?psid=86778 https://www.7cups.com/%40behavioral492 http://Www.Memecenter.com/ericsund635 http://www.aeriagames.com/user/behavioral540 http://Www.Memecenter.com/behavioral776 https://www.styleforum.net/members/ericsund185.322761/ https://platinmods.com/members/behavioral603.839408/ https://www.simpleplanes.com/u/behavioral888 https://www.7cups.com/%40ericsund499 https://Www.clashfarmer.com/forum/member.php?action=profile&uid=29025 https://jobtaska.com/ericsund634 https://Jobtaska.com/ericsund634 http://Www.Virtualdj.com/homepage/behavioral317/index.html http://forum.giderosmobile.com/profile/behavioral373 http://forum.giderosmobile.com/profile/ericsund728 http://www.aeriagames.com/user/behavioral540 https://www.simpleplanes.com/u/behavioral888 https://www.clashfarmer.com/forum/member.php?action=profile&uid=29025 http://www.aeriagames.com/user/behavioral540 https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/members/behavioral686.html https://platinmods.com/members/behavioral603.839408/ https://platinmods.com/members/ericsund500.839453/ https://platinmods.com/members/behavioral603.839408/ http://www.mobypicture.com/user/ericsund610 http://www.mobypicture.com/user/ericsund610 http://forum.mn-shop.com/user-ericsund956.html https://www.mythicmobs.net/index.php?members/ericsund725.61287/ https://Urstyle.fashion/user/behavioral534/blog http://www.mobypicture.com/user/behavioral679 http://my.desktopnexus.com/behavioral568 https://www.castingcall.club/m/behavioral011 http://www.groovestats.com/index.php?page=profile&id=110359 https://www.spigotmc.org/members/behavioral560.882313/ https://Muckrack.com/tom-smith-20 https://Www.free-ebooks.net/profile/983536/eric-willson https://www.phoenixsong.net/users/user.php?psid=86776 https://www.free-ebooks.net/profile/983536/eric-willson https://www.areavis.com/behavioral279 https://www.simpleplanes.com/u/ericsund786 https://www.free-ebooks.net/profile/983536/eric-willson https://www.clashfarmer.com/forum/member.php?action=profile&uid=29025 https://platinmods.com/members/behavioral603.839408/ https://www.free-Ebooks.net/profile/983536/eric-willson http://www.groovestats.com/index.php?page=profile&id=110359 https://songtr.ee/artist/3051789/behavioral105 https://www.styleforum.net/members/ericsund185.322761/ http://www.aeriagames.com/user/behavioral540 https://www.simpleplanes.com/u/ericsund786 http://forum.Mn-shop.com/user-ericsund956.html https://www.phoenixsong.net/users/user.php?psid=86776 https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/members/ericsund301.html https://www.parchment.com/c/college/view/?id=9645647 https://www.booksiesilk.com/users/ericsund320-76499 https://www.7cups.com/%40ericsund499 https://www.spigotmc.org/members/behavioral560.882313/

Mon, February 24, 2020 @ 9:24 AM

4. wrote:
mexico hydroxychloroquine

Mon, June 15, 2020 @ 11:19 AM

5. wrote:
I was suggested this web site by means of my cousin. I'm
not positive whether this put up is written by way of him as nobody
else recognise such specified approximately my trouble.
You are amazing! Thanks!

Sat, June 20, 2020 @ 6:04 PM

6. wrote:
buy clomid

Tue, June 23, 2020 @ 5:59 PM

7. wrote:
cenforce 100 purchase

Wed, July 1, 2020 @ 2:11 AM

8. wrote:
ed meds online without doctor prescription

Fri, July 3, 2020 @ 2:27 AM

9. wrote:
antibiotics for animals for sale

Sun, July 5, 2020 @ 12:34 PM

10. wrote:
walmart online shopping tylenol

Wed, July 8, 2020 @ 5:28 AM

11. wrote:
order viagra without prescription

Fri, July 10, 2020 @ 11:27 PM

12. wrote:
naltrexone hydrochloride tablets

Mon, July 27, 2020 @ 12:02 AM

13. wrote:
https://gitlab.anptic.gov.bf/brickthread18 https://vuf.minagricultura.gov.co/Lists/Informacin%20Servicios%20Web/DispForm.aspx?ID=12516 https://intensedebate.com/people/insectkey80 https://insectanimal15.page.tl/Which-Kind-of-Yoga-is-Perfect-For-Me-f-.htm?forceVersion=desktop https://Unsplash.com/@warmwheel77 http://jewelkey06.fikket.com/ https://blogfreely.net/shrimpquartz99/buddhism-and-yoga-a-short-summary https://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/team_display.php?teamid=837514 https://enlinea.unitex.edu.mx/forums/user/jewelscale07 http://laser.inf.ethz.ch/2015/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=1063812 https://intensedebate.com/people/findliquid7 http://www.mhes.tyc.edu.tw/userinfo.php?uid=1104926 https://Setiweb.Ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/team_display.php?teamid=837517 https://unsplash.com/@warmwheel77 http://www.feedbooks.com/user/6388048/profile https://www.boredpanda.com/author/pontoppidancollier98dumkww/ https://Www.blackplanet.com/shrimpkenya44/message/21655493 http://mintcirrus25.nation2.com/buddhism-and-yoga-a-short-summary https://my.uttc.edu/ICS/Academics/CEU/CEU__000/2008_40-CEU__000-B/Collaboration.jnz?portlet=Forums&screen=PostView&screenType=change&id=757790f3-f524-4212-89f2-1b4333be36cb https://www.Openstreetmap.org/user/Morales%20Cullen

Tue, August 11, 2020 @ 7:31 AM

Add a New Comment


Comment Guidelines: No HTML is allowed. Off-topic or inappropriate comments will be edited or deleted. Thanks.