What I Want For Christmas.....
Sunday, December 20, 2009 | 4:16 AM
This time of year, you've got the stereotypical little kid who wants presents for Christmas. There's magic in the eyes of a small child, and the happiness when they wake up and look and see Santa came is amazing. And there are presents under the tree, how beautiful it is when their eyes light up like said tree.
But there are children who don't get this happiness.
I mean, sure, they get some sort of physical present, like toys, or clothes, but what about things that truly matter to them? There are some children who have asked Santa for many things, such as Playmobil Eskimos (no such thing anymore, but he can dream, right?), expensive toys, horsies, all of that jazz.
At the same time, over half of these kids never say "please" or "thank you" to Santa.
But there's a little boy out there who wants a mommy. He says, "Not just for me, but for my daddy, brother, and granny . . . My daddy works so hard and then he comes home to cook and clean and it should be easier." This letter to Santa was written on a bright pink piece of paper, maybe he wanted to draw Santa's attention to his request?
There are children who don't get to have a nice Christmas. They don't get to run out of bed and scream, "Santa came, Mommy and Daddy!" and urge their parents to get up so they can open their presents. There are kids who don't have a home to celebrate Christmas.
But so many kids are throwing fits because they can't have an Xbox 360 or a Play Station 3.
At some point in our lives, we've all been selfish. We've all wanted something extremely expensive, and if our parents couldn't afford it, we've made them feel bad. I live with a sibling who does this on a regular basis. But we've got to think, before we waste money on things that we're only going to be happy with for so long, why can't we help to make a little boy or girl who won't have as good a Christmas as you happy?
What I want for Christmas is to give a bit of the happiness I have to a little girl or boy who isn't as fortunate. I would like to give a little girl a teddy bear or doll to love, or a little boy a remote controlled car to fiddle with.
I urge you, Bloggers, to think about how others are doing before you get angry because Mom and Dad won't get you an iPod Touch for Christmas. I for one am buying a present to donate to a shelter in my area, what about you?
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