Friday, December 22, 2006

Merry Christmas

I don't have children of my own; I am just a school teacher, and I teach them. That means I don't have to/get to select and purchase Christmas gifts for kids. I do have piano students, so I get to buy for them. It is really wonderful to watch a little girl's eyes light up at the jewelry box, or to watch a boy's face realize the gift card I bought him for the sporting goods store is enough to buy heelies.

It is possible I have spent so much on myself that I don't need anything anymore, but I prefer to believe it really is better to give than to receive.

I won't say "Happy Holidays." Even Scrooge said, "A merry Christmas, Bob!"

Merry Christmas to Us, Every One!

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