Once upon a time there was a girl who was looking through a lovely decorated department store window. And what she saw was the most wonderful gift to give to her 5th grade teacher. All excited, she went inside to purchase the gift. After asking the clerk how much it cost, she found out she was 50 cents short.
Knowing her teacher really needs this gift, the girl earned the money sweeping the shop out every afternoon for 3 days in a row. She did not go ice skating with her friends.
Happily, the day came to purchase the gift and take it to school. Handing the gift to her teacher, making sure to guide her teachers hand. The teacher overcome with the gift, a soft shawl, gave the girl a hug and a big thank you.
The girl left school smiling,knowing she gave of her self to give to someone in need, especially for her blind teacher who was wounded in the war when she worked as a nurse.
Stop and think and see who you could help just like this girl did.
Merry Christmas and Peace and Goodwill to all!
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Mary Jane Dougherty