On a cold Christmas Eve a long time ago, a small child was admiring her Christmas tree
. The fragrant tree had no ornaments, yet she was thankful her poor family had been given one to celebrate the holiday. She had fashioned a small star
from scraps of paper to adorn the very tip of the tree. Unbeknownst to her, tiny chrysalis hid among the feathery branches and when the child went to sleep that night, magical things began to happen. In the warm surroundings the chrysalis awoke to reveal their bodies of crystal and wings of gold. Hundreds of butterflies
emerged and fluttered with their shimmering wings landing on the branches. The child awoke to this surprising site with giggle of joy. This reminds us that when we are thankful for what we have we will be blessed even more!