One Christmas Eve, as late Christmas shoppers hurried along the street, a crippled newsboy stood on his crutches offering his papers to the passersby. He looked happy, and his crutches were decorated with evergreens.
One man greeted him with a cheerful smile, “My boy, you surely have the Christmas spirit.”
The boy replied “What’s the use of putting on a sour face? Sure, I am poor and lame, but that’s no reason for looking glum. I won’t get presents like other boys at Christmas, but I can have fun, too. So I decorated my crutches just to make them seem special for Christmas.”
If we go out to seek joy, it will elude us. If we go out to impart joy, we will find it. This Christmas, whether you have little or much, it makes no difference. It is your attitude that counts.