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Two Christmas Gifts

Giving someone a chance

28 total reviews 
Comment from WalkerMan
Exceptional
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This is a heartwarming story. Yes, it certainly is true that many abused children pass that behavior on through bullying of others, including their own children (if any) later. In this case, wise Mrs. Trumble enlightened Nathan about this reality, and he and his Uncle Stoopy did the rest. Kindness definitely is the best way to defuse a bully. This single event likely would change the life of John Charles forever for the better. The story may be fiction, but I know from personal experience in defusing an intermittent bully in fifth grade that spontaneous kindness does work. Superb.

 Comment Written 10-Dec-2017


reply by the author on 11-Dec-2017
    Again, my grateful thanks. Enjoy your holidays, Lois
reply by WalkerMan on 11-Dec-2017
    You are welcome, Lois. Your post is most appropriate for the season. -- Mike
Comment from PoemsOfDD
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LoannaLois, this is a beautiful story to share at Christmas time...or any time of year really. It is well written and has a message of love, sharing, forgiveness and understanding. I enjoyed it and had a teary eye and warm smile at the end of the read. Thank you. ~DD

 Comment Written 10-Dec-2017


reply by the author on 11-Dec-2017
    Bless your words...and I thank you for them.
Comment from Paul Bownas
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An excellent tale, and one with a moral. Well written and enjoyable. I would now like to read some more of your work as I certainly enjoyed this. I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas, and a Joyous and Happy New Year. God bless.

 Comment Written 10-Dec-2017


reply by the author on 11-Dec-2017
    What nice words to read, Paul. Thank you so very much.
Comment from Maureen Sky
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Wow, I really liked this story a lot. I have to be honest, and at first when I read about the kid being a bully, I was thinking "oh boy, this is going to be a sad one." But as I got into the 3rd and 4th paragraphs, I soon realized what a great Christmas story it is and it was a true pleasure to continue on reading. I have a 4 year old granddaughter and I tell my daughter (her Mother) to be sure to have her pick out a toy for the "Toys for Tots" Christmas fund drive they do every year as our young people need to learn and know the feeling and meaning of giving. Very nice story and well written.
M. Sky

 Comment Written 09-Dec-2017


reply by the author on 11-Dec-2017
    God bless you, your kind words, and super family. Thank you!
Comment from royowen
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What a lovely story Loanna. A perfect story gift to give children at Christmas, this is the wonderful example of two boys who would never have known the love of forgiveness and compassion as at this noteworthy time of the year, thank God for Christmas, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whomsoever believes in Him, shall not perish bu have eternal life." John 3:16. Well done, inspired story. Blessings, Roy

 Comment Written 09-Dec-2017


reply by the author on 11-Dec-2017
    Roy, you always raise my spirits and remind me of why I write. People like you are priceless.
reply by royowen on 12-Dec-2017
    Good job Loanna
Comment from sandramitchell
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What a really lovely story. I think most bullies are from unhappy homes. It's such a shame. This story is so nice and has a happy ending for both the bully and the bullied. Well done, I really enjoyed this happy little story. Good luck in the contest. :) Sandra xxx

 Comment Written 09-Dec-2017


reply by the author on 11-Dec-2017
    Sandra, I appreciate your words, and love them coming from someone I so respect.
Comment from jenintorre
Exceptional
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I am crying as I write this after just having read your story. It is beautiful. I usually only review poems as I haven't got the concentration to wade through a whole story but this was an exception. I just loved it. Thanks and Best wishes. Jen.

 Comment Written 09-Dec-2017


reply by the author on 11-Dec-2017
    My day was made whole and well by your writing, for I need that, today. Thanks for the kindness and gift.
Comment from Pam (respa)
Exceptional
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-An excellent story, Loannalois.
-I appreciate your author note.
-You captured the true meaning
of Christmas, friendship, and
understanding in this story.
-Your characterization of the
two boys was excellent.
-I liked how Nathan responded
after the teacher talked to him.
-They solved the dilemma of gifts
because they had earned the money
to get them.
-I hope you do very well in the contest.

 Comment Written 08-Dec-2017


reply by the author on 11-Dec-2017
    Hi Pam. Blessings for the wonderful gift of stars and your words.
reply by Pam (respa) on 11-Dec-2017
    You are quite welcome and deserving, LoannaLois.
Comment from Mabaker
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Ah yes the world is full of John Charles. They use any excuse, or no reason to be cruel and hurt smaller people. I lived the most god-awful life. My mother the town drunk and easy lay, was only part of it. Today I am a writer and if my stories lean towards talking cats and emotionally charged stories, I don't hurt anyone. Hurting someone deliberately is a terrible thing. Sincerely Mabaker

 Comment Written 08-Dec-2017


reply by the author on 11-Dec-2017
    Oh my heart hurts for you, my friend. Just know that you are not what you lived. You are a kind, understanding and intelligent writer. Thank you for your words.
Comment from zekeziemann
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Wonderful story that keeps one reading until the end. The Christian moral is well indicated and the ending is great. Merry Christmas

 Comment Written 08-Dec-2017


reply by the author on 11-Dec-2017
    Bless you and THANK YOU SO MUCH.