A Beautiful Story…Merry Christmas to ALL! :D

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Good morning and Merry Christmas, dear friends 😀

I received this beautiful story via email from my Reiki Support Group and thought I should share it with you because it is so touching and it shows the wonderful Christmas spirit of love, kindness, compassion and generosity. Although I am a Buddhist, I like to also join in the celebrating all festive occasions with my friends of from different religions. 😀

Read on and enjoy …

This story is worth passing on. Santa Claus turns up in many different disguises most times we call it being a good Samaritan. Enjoy the core of this message.

May we all feel the joy of giving at Christmas! I wish you all a Peaceful and Merry Christmas and Joy in the New Year. If only this was the way it was for all…… There wouldn’t be anyone in need if we all did this for one person.

I BELIEVE IN SANTA CLAUS

I remember my first Christmas adventure with Grandma. I was just a kid. I remember tearing across town on my bike to visit her. On the way, my big sister dropped the bomb: “There is no Santa Claus,” she jeered. “Even dummies know that!”

My Grandma was not the gushy kind, never had been. I fled to her that
day because I knew she would be straight with me. I knew Grandma always told the truth, and I knew that the truth always went down a whole lot easierwhen swallowed with one of her “world-famous” cinnamon buns. I knew they were world-famous, because Grandma said so. It had to be true.

Grandma was home, and the buns were still warm. Between bites, I told her everything. She was ready for me. “No Santa Claus?” she snorted …. “Ridiculous! Don’t believe it! That rumor has been going around for years, and it makes me mad, plain mad!! Now, put on your coat, and let’s go.” “Go? Go where, Grandma?” I asked. I hadn’t even finished my second world-famous cinnamon bun.

“Where” turned out to be Kerby’s General Store, the one store in town that had a little bit of just about everything. As we walked through its doors,Grandma handed me ten dollars. That was a bundle in those days. “Take this money,” she said, “and buy something for someone who needs it. I’ll wait for you in the car.” Then she turned and walked out of Kerby’s.

I was only eight years old. I’d often gone shopping with my mother, but never had I shopped for anything all by myself. The store seemed big and crowded, full of people scrambling to finish their Christmas shopping.

For a few moments I just stood there, confused, clutching that ten-dollar bill, wondering what to buy, and who on earth to buy it for. I thought of everybody I knew: my family, my friends, my neighbors, the kids at school, the people who went to my church. I was just about thought out, when I suddenly thought of Bobby Decker. He was a kid with bad breath and messy hair, and he sat right behind me in Mrs.Pollock’s grade-two class.

Bobby Decker didn’t have a coat. I knew that because he never went out to recess during the winter. His mother always wrote a note telling the teacher that he had a cough, but all we kids knew that Bobby Decker didn’t have a cough; he didn’t have a good coat. I fingered the ten-dollar bill with growing excitement.

I would buy Bobby Decker a coat! I settled on a red corduroy one that had a hood to it. It looked real warm, and he would like that.”Is this a Christmas present for someone?” the lady behind the counter asked kindly, as I laid my ten dollars down.”Yes, ma’am,” I replied shyly. “It’s for Bobby.” The nice lady smiled at me, as I told her about how Bobby really needed a good winter coat. I didn’t get any change, but she put the coat in a bag, smiled again,
and wished me a Merry Christmas.

That evening, Grandma helped me wrap the coat (a little tag fell out of the coat, and Grandma tucked it in her Bible) in Christmas paper and ribbons and wrote, “To Bobby, From Santa Claus” on it. Grandma said that Santa always insisted on secrecy. Then she drove me over to Bobby Decker’s house, explaining as we went that I was now and forever officially, one of Santa’s helpers.

Grandma parked down the street from Bobby’s house, and she and I crept noiselessly and hid in the bushes by his front walk. Then Grandma gave me a nudge. “All right, Santa Claus,” she whispered, “get going.”I took a deep breath, dashed for his front door, threw the present down on his step, pounded his door and flew back to the safety of the bushes and Grandma.Together we waited breathlessly in the darkness for the front door to open.Finally it did, and there stood Bobby.

Fifty years haven’t dimmed the thrill of those moments spent shivering, beside my Grandma, in Bobby Decker’s bushes. That night, I realized that those awful rumors about Santa Claus were just what Grandma said they were: ridiculous. Santa was alive and well, and we were on his team. I still have the Bible, with the coat tag tucked inside: $19.95.May you always have LOVE to share, HEALTH to spare and FRIENDS that care…And may you always believe in the magic of Santa Claus!

May you always have LOVE to share, HEALTH to spare and FRIENDS that care…And may you always believe in the magic of Santa Claus!

With peace and joy,

choesf 😀

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    sweetrosie said,

    Christmas wishes for you and yours my dear friend.

    I hope that your Christmas Eve dinner is a perfect evening of good food and love! I know how much you put into it, your family is blessed.

    May the coming year be filled with light, love, good health and happiness dear one. You give so much of yourself to so many people – know that the love comes back to you.

    Ginormous Christmas *hug* for you 🙂

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    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Merry Christmas & a Happy Prosperous New Year, my dear sweetrosie! Thank you so much for your lovely blessings. May you and your loved ones be blessed manyfold of the same in return! 😀

    Heheh, I didn’t manage to get a turkey from the supermarket yesterday and hence, we didn’t have any Roast Turkey feast today (Christmas Eve). However, I have one thawing in my refrigerator today and we will finally have our Roast Turkey Dinner on Christmas Day instead! 😆

    Big Bear Hugs for you,

    choesf 😀

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    rozalia said,

    Dear choesf and visitors! 🙂

    May the spirit of Christmas fill you with Love, Peace and Happiness!

    Merry Christmas to all!

    With love,as always,rose

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    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Merry Christmas, my dearest Rose! My family is having a Roast Turkey Dinner tonight (Christmas Day) instead of on Christmas Eve as in previous years. 😀

    With love and hugs,

    choesf 😀

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    rozalia said,

    Bon appetit for your Roast Turkey Dinner! At Ina’s request I cooked only roast turkey chest with pandan flavour ! They loved it !

    Pandan has two new fans ! 🙂 Hugs,rose

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    happyhomemaker88 said,

    I’m glad your family loved the Pandan flavour in your roast turkey, dearest Rose! We somehow managed to finished most of our large roast turkey yesterday…we took some photos (me in a new blouse and necklace 😉 , I’ll email you later) Today is a busy day for us – with a niece getting married and a wedding banquet to attend this evening…I will take some photos of the wedding banquet to blog here. 😉

    With love and hugs,

    choesf 😀

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    rozalia said,

    I hope you had a great time at the wedding! Looking forward to read and see pics of a Malaysian wedding!

    Hugs,rose

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      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hahaha, in the end, we forgot to bring our camera to the wedding banquet..so, no pictures there to show you, Rose! 😆 I’ll take some Chinese New Year preparations photos for you instead! 😉

      Te Pups Cu Drag,

      choesf 😀

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    rozalia said,

    Fine with me! Thanks xo xo 🙂

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