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Maybe Christmas

Updated on December 20, 2011
JJ
JJ
Food Bank
Food Bank

Bless the beasts and the children


As I walked into the grocery store Saturday hand in hand with my sons' girlfriends little four year old I was reminded to give money to the bucket in front of the store for “ The starving little children in Africa” so they could have Christmas. A four year old can be very single minded during this time of year but his persistence impressed me. Instead of immediately dragging me off to the toy section little JJ was worried about children he new nothing of. He of course got off of the cart and ran over to the toy section when we neared it, but what four year old wouldn't. Is it really that simple? If we all raise children that care about others could we solve many of the worlds problem? We all tend to get into a holiday mood what with all the music and hoopla. The reality although is a different story. Too many of us have to visit food banks just to get a Christmas meal. Christmas just tends to be another day off work for others. It is hard to get into the mood when living day to day is an challenge. Still I am encouraged when a four year old says such pure words as that. As we left JJ said” Alex can you give me some money to put in that red bucket? It is for the kids you know.


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    • alzel127 profile imageAUTHOR

      Alex Zelahy 

      6 years ago from Indiana

      Sometimes I get jaded about Christmas.....Then I get hit with a child's view.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I love your story. That's what it's all about, giving. Thank you..Merry Christmas...

    • alzel127 profile imageAUTHOR

      Alex Zelahy 

      6 years ago from Indiana

      Amen

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      Brenda Barnes 

      6 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      the pure heart of a child is something for we adults to aspire toward. May we all care for every child whether in Africa or next door.

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