THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS:
BY THATO MOLAMU
Christmas for me growing up as a kid, i found myself always excited for the presents that one would get the next day, some of us were fortunate to have received gifts, others not so fortunate. As I grew up i realised that the true meaning behind christmas drove me to give back to my community, to those less fortunate then I am, so when I realised that many Kids that might never get presents on christmas day, is the day I realised that its the Presence that matters more, the presence of the christmas spirit, the spirit of Giving. Not only did this give me the satisfaction of seeing those who battle to make a beautiful christmas happen, now happen because of the spirit of giving, but it brought me closer to the understanding of the needs and warmth of others around me.