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January 22, 2006

Benefit them without demanding gratitude

I picked up the last of the toys and began wrapping it up. Once I was done, I placed it with the others at the corner of the table. They looked so pretty; so inviting.

"Dad, who gets all these toys?-

"You know, pumpkin,"he replied sweeping me up and giving me a hug. "We take them to the orphanage at the edge of town.-

"But I never get to see the children open the presents.-

"That's the idea."He set me down and kissed me on the forehead. "You'll understand when you get older.-