Daily Archives: December 11, 2012

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Disappointment on Christmas Morning

  Gift giving is a double edged sword. When a gift is given that is a delightful surprise or a longed for treasure, all is well. The giver is happy, the recipient is thrilled, the tree seems  to be bigger and brighter. But when the gift that was desired does not appear, something else happens; the tree is somehow not as pretty. A child fights to hold back tears, especially if his brother got exactly what he wanted. A cloud hangs over the festival atmosphere of Christmas Day. And, of course, the disappointment of the missing  gift is not limited to children, mom & dad can know this ache as well.   Not getting the gift that is wanted can […]