Never Begrudge the Giving of a Flashlight
She always gave us a new flashlight.
We grew to expect it,
chuckle at it,
wonder what kind it would be
as each year approached.
Then one day she was gone
and we realized that Christmas
that not only were we missing her,
but we missed the giving
of the flashlight.
Because it didn’t just help us
in a time of need,
as flashlights do.
It reminded us of someone
that loved us and was looking out
It was her way of being a mom,
a practical gift giver.
Gosh, what I wouldn’t do
to have one more flashlight
from that lady.
Never begrudge the giving of a flashlight.
You never know when you might need one.
This was a short, simple story, but
it holds so much meaning.
Maybe you have someone in your life
that doesn't give the most expensive gifts,
but maybe they give the most thoughtful
or heartfelt things.
Whatever it is, don't begrudge the little things
that seem insignificant at the time,
because one day
you just might wish you could have one
more gift from that person.
It's worth thinking about.
Until Next Time...
P.S. If you want to read more short stories
like the one I shared,
feel free to click on the book
on the sidebar.
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