Bracelet From a Child
--by Zelene, posted Feb 7, 2007
At first I thought, “Oh, I can’t accept this from such a little girl.” But what would I be saying to the little girl if I refused her generosity? So I took the bracelet, thanking the little girl profusely.
The child skipped off, obviously thrilled that her gift had been received with such pleasure. For weeks afterward, I always made sure I had the bracelet on as I left the house, to remind me of the little girl’s generous spirit.
Soon I met another young girl who was drawn to the bracelet and admired it very much. In that moment, I suddenly realized that the bracelet was meant to be passed on. So I took it off and gave it to the little girl, whose eyes lit up as she accepted the gift with delight, and who ran off to show it to her mom. I was so touched by the remarkable joy that this little gift brought to this precious young girl.