During the holidays, I am often reminded how blessed I am. Today, I would like to share with you one of my favorite Christmas stories. So, I created a movie using my Flip camera. (Sorry, if it is not the best quality. It is hard to read and videotape but I tried my best.) Every time I read this story, I cry. So, please excuse my crying.
As I read, I am reminded of my mother who was a migrant worker and the tough childhood she endured. But I also think of my students; many of whom live in poverty. Some, may not have any gifts to open this holiday season except for the one I gave them. I think of my former student, who sleeps on the floor because he has no bed of his own. I can't help but wonder if they are okay. No child should be without.
So, as I sit here, enjoying the warmth of my home and the wonder that the holiday season brings to many of us, I like to stop and count my blessings. I am lucky! I could be just like Panchito or many of the students that I teach; but I made it. I overcame the hardships in my life.
Are you blessed?