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The Gift

There was only one gift under the tree.

Wrapped in shimmering gold paper and tied with a sparkling red bow, it was a package unlike any other the children had ever seen and they wondered, Was it for them?

The bravest among them stepped forward to lift the lid and when she did a rainbow slipped out; its light swirling and curling around the children’s heads. Music from a thousand instruments floated out with the light; each playing its own special song but blending together so beautifully. All the children crowded around to look inside and what they found was magic.

A beautiful orb floated weightlessly in the center of the box and as it spun slowly around a million stories were revealed to the children…

Big boys and girls who explore secret worlds,

 Kings and queens and dinosaur things.

 Wizards and witches, fairies and gnomes,

 Faraway places like Paris and Rome…

  Big and small, these stories had all…

 …except someone to read them to the children. Will it be you?

This Christmas I encourage you to give a magical gift to a child by reading to them. It just may be their most special moment of the season.

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Comments on: "The Gift" (3)

  1. Great post!

  2. MaryJo said:

    I couldn’t agree more!

  3. Tina Mattern said:

    That was absolutely beautiful, Dena! Loved it!!!

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