This Christmas give a gift from the heart
The sun was shining in the window in a narrow beam onto the carpet. I moved over and gave the sunbeam to my Vice-President Charlie.
Giving a sunbeam is a simple gift. A gift from the heart.
The best gifts come from the heart, not the store.
― Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key
This Christmas give a gift from the heart.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to show someone you love them. An act of kindness also shows love.
I don’t have any money to spend on a gift. The stores at The Philadelphia Premium Outlets wouldn’t hire me as seasonal staff as I don’t have any thumbs to ring people up on the register.
Mrs. Hodges is working at Converse selling shoes this Christmas season. She has thumbs. Personally, I think she should be typing my book. A book is way more profitable than working minimum wage selling sneakers. And her staff discount doesn’t help me as they have no shoes my size.
I could ask Mrs. Hodges to buy an expensive cat tower to give to Charlie. But I think Charlie would prefer having a friend sit beside him.
The gift of time is more valuable than an expensive gift in a box covered with paper.
The gift of time is a gift from the heart
Don’t worry if you have no money. Give the gift of time. Is there someone you could go and visit? Maybe a home for elderly people? Maybe invite a friend who lives alone to your home for Christmas dinner, or dinner tonight? Give your neighbor the mouse you just caught in the field. Hug someone.
I know there is someone out there you can share your sunbeam with.
I will always share mine with you.
Can you think of other gifts from the heart you can give?
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About Pooh Hodges
I have had a hard life. Born to a single mother in a back alley in Wisconsin. I never knew my father. My sister died young. I am writing my story. Look for it.