A few days before Christmas, while walking along Cedar Ave on my way to the jewelry store, a small girl and her mom were walking toward me. In the little girls hand was a small cookie tin and in her other hand was her mom’s hand. She dropped her mom’s hand and pointed to me.
Her mom nodded and smiled and the little girl walked to me and said “I want to give you this for Christmas” and handed me the tin. I smiled and looked at her mom and was about to say I’m ok, she sensed that and stopped me short saying……she picked you sir.
The little girl was smiling and that sweet smile grew larger when I thanked her and wished her a very merry Christmas. Her smile said “Mission Accomplished”! I thanked her mom and told her she has instilled the real meaning of Christmas with her daughter.
I didn’t open the tin until I got home. I gave it to my wife Donna and when opened we saw that it contained homemade cookies, chocolate and candy.
But better than that, it contained a little card that read, you have been chosen by three year old Evalynn to receive this tin of cookies – Merry Christmas.
Well Evalynn, tears are swelling in my eyes and I wish you, your mom and your family the best Christmas ever and a very happy New Year!! I’ll think of you Christmas day and have a homemade cookie! Thanks again for your thoughtfulness and for the gift!!
With little folks like Evalynn understanding the true meaning of the season, maybe there is hope for us yet!!!!