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This Christmas….

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….a young man will not taste turkey, not get a christmas present from Santa wrapped nicely for him under a Christmas tree. He will not do the things most people around the world will get to enjoy. He will be in the fields working, leading an ox drawn plough, preparing for the fields for planting.

He will be lucky if he gets anything at all. The day will likely seem like any other day. The most that he could hope to get would be a warm plate of rice and chicken. I know this boy very well….because l was once this boy. Some of my friends and relatives will spend christmas like this.

So if by some chance u get to read this thread, know that you are blessed and do not take for granted the family, friends and life you have now.

Have a merry christmas!

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4 thoughts on “This Christmas….

  1. i think you are out of your mind!!!!! what wrong with spending Christmas like this?

    i did and so are those that came before us…
    we are still here unbroken.

    why should we adopt to the western approach to Christmas where everything is commercial and leaving people broke at the end of the day?

    Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Christ, not how many presents one gets and the illusion of Santa s well wrapped presents….

    there is nothing wrong with how we celebrate Christmas in Africa, there is nothing wrong with our children not getting presents, most of all there is nothing wrong with not having a fancy dinner….

    Posted by veryproundtobe | December 6, 2012, 7:32 pm
    • Good point. I m not making an argument for consumerism. Merely reflecting on a childhood l had & on the experiences that most kids have. I for one am not proud of the fact that l had to work on a day like Christmas. That’s a sad state of affairs in a free country in my view!

      Posted by bloggomobi | December 8, 2012, 11:23 am
      • life is what it is for all of us…, my only issue with your post was using an African child and making it seems like such a bad thing which really it is not

        Posted by veryproundtobe | December 8, 2012, 10:26 pm

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