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|christmas in a child's eyes (standard:other, 460 words)|
|Author: kathyg||Added: Nov 28 2011||Views/Reads: 432/0||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|christmas from a child's perspective|
When you are a child, the holidays can be a wonderful time. It almost seems like it will never come but it does and it is usually a snow covered day filled with waiting and anticipating. When you are a child, you don't have to wrap the gifts. You don't have to wait in lines at the mall and you still believe in Santa Claus. When you are a child, you go to church on Christmas and you pray that Jesus has a special birthday and hears your special prayer that you whisper when so many other people in church are singing off key. You hope your voice is not as bad as theirs. When you are a child, especially in Catholic school, there is always a Christmas play and you hope you get a speaking part. Or get to sing a song. Classroom parties are always fun because you don't have to do schoolwork and you always get out early! Remember that? When you are a child, even the night skies look different and the stars are bright in anticipation of what is to come. There is hope for tomorrow and you even forget that you got yelled at in English class. Who cares about that. It's Christmas! When you are a child, especially in Catholic school, the nuns are always reminding you that it is Advent season and it seems that your class is going to mass every day and adding a figure to the creche and it is a special honor to place the baby Jesus in the creche and you have to be really go to be chosen to do this! It's a big deal to an eight year old. Remember that? When you are a child, you study the christmas tree and shake the presents wondering what you got. You don't know that your parents spent lots of money and hours trying to figure out what you want and worry if you will like it or not. Its a gift. When you are a child, you don't really understand the reason for the season, but you do sense that sometimes people are a little nicer and there are times you try to be nice yourself. It's not about presents or giving.Its about Jesus and his day and about being grateful for what you have and looking up at the stars and being happy to be exactly where you are now. When you are an adult, waiting in all those Black Friday lines, wondering why are there, try to remember the best gift you can give anyone is time. Time to be with your family, friends and time to be kind to one another. Merry Christmas.... Remember that? I hope so despite all the commercials ... Tweet
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