From Chicken Soup for the Soul Daily Inspirations for Women

June 10

Kevin came running from one end of the house to the other, screaming with the telephone in his hand, “It’s Santa, Mom! He’s called our house!”

I took the phone and said,“Hello?”

I heard my friend Sandra, laughing, “All I said was, ‘Hi, Kevin, it’s Sandra!’”

I was about to speak when I caught the sparkle in Kevin’s eye. I smiled into the phone and spoke: “Yes, Santa, Kevin and Sean have been really good boys. It was so nice of you to phone. Thank you.”

I paused a moment as there was silence on the other end of the line. “And Merry Christmas to you, too, Santa,” and I gently hung up the receiver.

Kittie Ellis

Take time to keep children’s dreams alive.

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