Monthly Archives: November 2015

never worry about the size of your christmas tree. in the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall. ~ larry wilde

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at the community tree lighting

with singing and people and candles and chilly air

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and then this guy snuck in

our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred,

and we are better throughout the year for having,

in spirit, become a child again at christmas-time.

~laura ingalls wilder

thank you for giving.

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three of us:

one daughter, h

one grandie, b

and myself,

(not the wisemen)

delivered gifts

of thanksgiving baskets

filled with donated food

provided by many,

to families

in the struggling community

around the school

where h teaches

each and every day

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and how lucky

that we were able

to show up

at one of her student’s houses

and the little one was shocked

when she opened the door

and saw her teacher, h

standing there

smiling

 with a basket of things

to make her holiday special

and when this child

with so many life challenges understood

that her teacher had chosen her house to visit

she grabbed her hand and didn’t let go

and her baby sister came to join in the fun

and grandbaby b joined in the fun

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another surprise

and on the next day of school

this little student

who didn’t have much to call her own

brought a gift

to thank her teacher, h

and told her:

“you brought me thanksgiving food so I brought you a balloon.” 

and the joy of giving

just kept rolling on.

there are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
– khalil gibran