The true meaning of Christmas includes a giving spirit. And this giving spirit includes the ability to give without the expectation of anything in return. We give out of a desire to bring a blessing to someone or to help someone in need just because.
Those infused with the giving spirit of Christmas may never know the actual recipient of their generosity but to them it does not matter.
Once you begin giving out of the goodness of your heart rather than from an emotional appeal you will experience a freedom you may never have felt before.
Read on and perhaps one day you will be able to have your own diamond ring day.
“Well, looks like you got one doozy of a break there. That ought to solve some of your problems.” George went into the back room and came out with a box. He pulled out a ring box. “Here you go. Something for the little woman. I don’t think Martha would mind. She said it would come in handy some day.”
The young man looked inside to see the biggest diamond ring he ever saw. “I can’t take this,” said the young man. “It means something to you.” “And now it means something to you,” replied George. “I got my memories. That’s all I need.” George reached into the box again. An airplane, a car and a truck appeared next. They were toys that the oil company had left for him to sell. “Here’s something for that little man of yours.”
The young man began to cry again as he handed back the $150 that the old man had handed him earlier. “And what are you supposed to buy Christmas dinner with? You keep that too,” George said. “Now git home to your family.”
The young man turned with tears streaming down his face. “I’ll be here in the morning for work, if that job offer is still good.” “Nope. I’m closed Christmas day,” George said. “See ya the day after.”
For the final segment of this story about the true meaning of Christmas continue reading at Day 9
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