What was your favorite Christmas present? Was it a fishing rod or shotgun, maybe it was a bicycle? Whatever the present was, I want to ask you a question. Did the Christmas present change your life? I do not mean for a week or even a month. I mean did the present change your life for the better. When we were young, we wanted to collect things in our life. We thought that the things would make us happy. We would earn money or finagle our way to a certain thing. And if we did not get this thing, our life was over. Does this sound familiar? It probably does because the idea carried over into adulthood. What that saying, the only difference between men and boys are the size of their toys. The amount of things in our life does not make us happy or change our lives for the better. My grandmother was probably the poorest person I knew. My mom and her two sisters would help pay for my grandmother’s bills. But my grandmother was the most unselfish person I knew. She also could find shopping deals and the right present for each of us for Christmas. When I would go to her house, she would always ask if I was hungry. She helped people all of her life. Because it was the right thing to do. I miss that kind spirit she had. My grandmother had the spirit of Christmas all year long. She would reach out to anyone in need and helped. This is the Christmas present that we all want and need. Having this attitude, not just at Christmas, but all year long. This is the Christmas present that we all need.
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