Thanksgiving Heart

China
July 26, 2007 8:35am CST
A teacher asked her class of first graders to draw a picture of something they were thsnkful for. She knew that most of these children from poor families would draw pictures of turkeys or tableswith food, but she was taken aback with the picture Helen handed in -a small childshly drawn hand. But whose hand was it? The class was captivated by the abstract image." I think it must be the hand of God that brings us food." said one child ."A farmer," said another ,"because he grows the turkeys."Finally when the others were at work ,the teacher bent over Helen's desk and asked whose hand it was ."It's your hand ,Teacher ." she mumbled. She recalled that frequently at recess she had taken Helen ,a scrubby forlorn child by the hand .She often did that with the children .But it meant so much to Helen .Perhaps this was everyone's Thanksgiving ,not for the material things given to us but for the chance,in whatever small way ,to give to others.
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• China
26 Jul 07
Very good article!!!
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• China
26 Jul 07
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• United States
26 Jul 07
this is a very sweet story...I love it!
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• United States
26 Jul 07
That is a very heartwarming story. Thank you for sharing it with us on the myLot community! Got anymore?
• China
26 Jul 07
en ,I am very glad for you like it . I will send more ,sharing with you~! Please pay attention to my new topic,thank you.
• India
26 Jul 07
Really a touching truth I must say. As a teacher you have such an impact that you mean world to the students. you really have to have sch big hand that it really gives every thing a child needs.