Monday, December 24, 2007

Best Christmas Gift

Thursday night I had a date with an eight year old boy. My nephew had asked me to take him to a reading of The Polar Express at the local Starbucks. Of course I couldn't refuse such a request. When the story was done he wandered around the shop, looking at the decorations and such. When he returned, he handed me a small coffee cup and said

"Look inside"

I opened it to find a $5.oo gift card inside. I wanted to cry but didn't. I would never embarrass him in front of the other children. This gesture was so kind and unselfish it blew me away. When I said "Brandon, this is the best gift I have ever received." he told me

" I figured you deserve it. You always do things with me and I didn't know what else to buy with my money so I bought that for you. It doesn't expire so you can use it next year too."

When a child does something from the heart it melts me. Even now, every time I think I think of this and remember the look on his face while his hands were in his pockets, I have tears in my eyes.. good tears.

I hope you all have a similar reason to smile while you enjoy your friends and family this holiday.


(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

aww... he is the most adorable kid!!! :)
it is such a heart warming post. Please give my love to him. He is kind soul. :)
Merry Christmas!!!!

Random Thoughts to Amuse said...

I will do better than that.. I'll show him your comment.

Thank you so much for your kind words. He is a great kid with the most compasionate heart.