Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Greatest Gift of All

During this festive time of year, I am humbly reminded that often the best gifts are not expensive, fancy, delicious, useful or beautiful. I was reminded of the true spirit of Christmas today by none other than my cat, who dragged my favorite gift into the living room.

Last year one of my students gave me a small package that appeared to be nothing more than a wad of crumpled gift wrap covered in tape. Upon unwrapping it, I revealed a single, rainbow shoelace. The gift was so simple, so silly, and so obviously from the heart that I laughed out loud and showed it to all my colleagues. Little Myles, you truly understand the meaning of Christmas; showing those around you how much you care.

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