There was once a little girl called Spirit.
She was on orphan which meant she had no parents, and she had very little to give apart from her kindness which to some is everything.
One winter day she saw a young Robin Red Breast who had no food. So she shared her last piece of bread with him and they ate happily together.
Whilst walking along a frozen lake, Spirit saw a fawn fall through the ice. A fawn is a baby reindeer. Spirit slid across the ice and pulled the fawn out. It was very cold and its nose had gone red so she took it to her friend Father Christmas who would take care of it.
Father Christmas was very happy to look after the reindeer and gave it a very special name that I am sure you all know. He was always happy to see Spirit as every time he saw her she gave him a present. On this occasion she had given him his best friend.
On her way home it began to get warm. She saw her friend the Snowman but he was crying tears because he was melting. Spirit made a coat of icicles to keep him cold until the coming of the night. The snowman stopped crying and began to smile again. Spirit had made him very happy.
There was an old lady who lived on the hill. She was lonely in the dark winter nights because she had nobody to talk to. Spirit and the snowman decided to fill her with joy by standing on her doorstep singing carols. The old lady was so overjoyed that she began to sing too.
Spirit loved Christmas and she woke to find a single present sitting at her feet. Inside the paper she could feel that it was very soft and light. She was very excited but managed to peel back the paper slowly so that she didn’t damage the present within. When she looked the gift was white and made of feathers. It was a pair of wonderful wings.
This is how Spirit became an Angel. She is now known as the Spirit of Christmas and spreads joy and kindness. Perhaps we can be like her too.
Jamie Wardley ©Sandinyoureye