A BACKWARD LOOK
These stories and poems of holidays will perhaps help you understand better what some of our holidays mean.
How did the boys and girls in these stories show that they knew the true meaning of a holiday?
Which of them did the most unselfish thing?
Which learned the greatest lesson?
It is easy to wish that other people were happy and having a good time.
It is not very hard to help someone else when you do not have to give up anything yourself.
But to give up something you have dearly wanted for yourself in order to help someone else is a different matter.
Yet, strange to say, many people have found their greatest happiness in giving up things to help others.
Which holiday of the year do you like best?
Can you tell why?
Do you know the true meaning of the holiday you like best?
Are you thankful only on Thanksgiving Day, and loyal to your country only on the Fourth of July?
Or do you try to spread out the meaning of these days over the whole year?
A holiday should really be a day on which we show what we feel all the year through.