Topic: "More Than Some" (4)
Frodo stood proudly next to the red kettle, and rang his bell for the Salvation Army. Donations are down for these dedicated people, as they are for almost everybody who depend on others for their resources. A warm afternoon and only a few shopping days left brought a bevy of shoppers past Frodo and his friends, where even those who passed by were greeted with smiles and best wishes. It is the height of the Season for Frodo, and the following explains why.
The little boy rode in the shopping cart facing his Mom. He smiled at Frodo and waved as they made their way into the Wal-Mart. Later, as they came out of the store, his Mom stopped the cart and looked the little boy square in the eye as she pulled her wallet out of her purse. "This is about sharing," she said to him. "Sharing is what is truly important." Frodo and his friends stood and watched as she folded the $10 Bill and handed it to the little boy, who stretched out of his seat and pushed the money into the kettle.
When he looked up and smiled at Frodo, Frodo handed him the bell, and asked him if he'd like to ring the bell. With a burst of vigor and holiday spirit, he taught Frodo a thing or two about how a bell ought to be rung.
As he handed the bell back to Frodo, his Mom looked into his eyes and said, "We may not have much, but we have more than some. That is why we share."
There is a little boy, somewhere in Middle Earth today, who may not have much, but he is very, very rich.