So, I'm a little late on this, or perhaps right on time. Anyway...this Christmas one of my gifts was the book Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright. Given my extreme fondness of books and reading, this one somehow got lost to me. (Truth be told, it was in my van, buried under papers and garbage.)
I found it this morning and just finished reading it. It was a very quick read and very short, however, the message is huge and the impact enormous.
It is about a aspiring writer who receives a odd Christmas gift, at a time when it is most needed. Determined to find out the gift's origin and the reason for it, she sets out to do just that. This little short story involves characters so intriguing and caring, you can't help but be wrapped up in it. It reminds me to be thoughtful of others, to allow my children the opportunities to be charitable and that the time we have with others here in this life should be cherished and not wasted. That every second matters and each small kindness we allow ourselves to give makes a difference to someone.
Ooooohhh...such a feel good book. I recommend sitting down to read this when you have a box of tissues handy and few minutes to spare (like when you're waiting for your children to eat because they are extremely slow and since you eat like a normal person you have a lot of time to just sit at the table waiting, and waiting for them to finish - for example).
Seriously, a great book. Worth the time, anytime.