Brettney Briefly: The Gift of the Season

Brettney Marshall is the daughter of WWC student Stephanie Marshall and the Billboard's youth correspondent.
Brettney Marshall is the daughter of WWC student Stephanie Marshall and the Billboard’s youth correspondent.

Do you celebrate Christmas? I hope that if you do, you spend it with your family. We are going home to New Hampshire for about two weeks at Christmas. My family gets together from near and far to celebrate this very special holiday.  At my old school I participated in a Christmas play and luminary each year. Our school here does not celebrate Christmas that way, but I am going to read a poem at the Christmas Vespers on campus.

I do not believe that presents are an important part of Christmas. I have a belief in Santa, but it does not change what I believe happened that night in a town called Bethlehem. I believe that the most important gift of Christmas is not something from a store. You cannot wrap it or put it in a box or bag. It does not go under the Christmas tree either. It comes from your heart and goes into another person’s heart. That special, most important gift-of-all is love.

Love is probably the most meaningful gift anyone could possibly give. It is true that we kids are excited to get new toys, but that is okay. The important thing is, presents or no presents, you should be thankful that you have love even from people you barely know. Just remember the joy of the season is always with you no matter what. Never think you are alone on the holidays. You are never alone and you are always loved.

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