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‘Tis the Season to Reflect

By Linda Cako

“I can’t believe I was so stupid, my phone is gonna die any second now and I left my charger at home!”

“I’m sorry sir, but do you have any spare change for the payphone?”

“What hotel should we stay in this year? Or should we just go back to last year’s?”

“You should have come earlier, I’m afraid we don’t have any space left in the shelter tonight.”

“Ugh! My mom and dad want to have a Christmas dinner with the entire family so I can’t go to the party. Can you believe them? I’m trying to get out early though, so we’ll see…”

“When will Daddy come visit us, Mommy?”

-“In 2 years, when he’s done his tour, love.”

“My family is coming over for dinner this year. It’s gonna be so embarrassing.”

“Do you think the hospital’s cafeteria will have turkey?”

-“As long as they have coffee I think we’ll be fine.”

“I thought I told Santa I wanted a RED toy truck!”

“I’m afraid Santa missed us again this year…maybe he’ll come in April?”

“I haven’t eaten since this morning, I’m starving!”

“I’m so sorry honey, but rent cost went up so we’ll have to go back to the food bank tonight.”

While we spend our holidays this year, it’s important that we count what we are thankful for and appreciate all that we have been given. Someone out there will not be so lucky, so make the most of it.

Linda is a grade 12 student at FHCI and is a Social Issues Editor for The Golden Falcon newspaper. 

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