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Everyday is a Gift

                “Sister Krystle, may I have more pancakes? May I have more milk? What is that (pointing to my St. Francis medal)?” These are just the little questions I get each day from the beautiful children at St. Francis Day Care where I work in the mornings.

                Every time I go to the day care, I am always surprised by the questions and stories the children share during breakfast. They love to share about their new toys, dresses, etc. They are also excited to see each other and play in the gym. The children have so much joy and innocence that just makes me smile and sometimes reminds me of my childhood.

                As children, they depend and come to us for help and comfort. They come to us when they get hurt, need a tissue, need a drink of water, etc. Whenever I hear a little child cry, all I want to do is wrap him in my arms and let him know that everything is going to be okay.

                These little experiences with the children remind me that everyday is a gift. It is a gift to be cherished, shared and for which to thank God. I thank God for this day by saying to Him, “I love You and thank You,” just like a little girl told me this morning.

- Krystle Cagandahan, Postulant


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