Red Room Executive Editor Gina Misiroglu was browsing HLN’s Yule log site which chronicles more than a hundred true stories of holiday kindness. One she really loved was the story of a kindergarten chorus that had learned hand gestures to go with a Christmas song to the tune of “Bingo Was His Name-O.” (Sing with me: “S-A-NTA! S-A-NTA!”) One little girl, however, performed the whole song in American Sign Language so her deaf parents could understand the whole thing.
The girl was raised from birth knowing ASL, but neither her parents nor her teacher knew she’d sing directly to them during the performance. Her parents and the rest of the audience were deeply touched by her kindness, and gave her a special ovation. She went on to perform favorites like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Frosty the Snowman” in ASL, too.
Please tell us a memorable holiday story of kindness. Fiction or nonfiction, about you or someone else, what act of kindness gave meaning to the season for you? Please tag your post holiday kindness blog.
A few bloggers will receive books by Red Room authors:
With Candlelight Christmas, #1 New York Times best-selling author Susan Wiggs invites you to an unforgettable Christmas in the Catskills. A single father trying to create the perfect Christmas for his son meets a sharp-witted, independent woman intent on guarding her heart. The magic of the season brings them each a gift neither ever expected—a love to last a lifetime.
All Matty the manger mouse wants to do is snuggle into the warmth of his mother and fall asleep. But as he and his mother live in stable where Jesus is born, he will have other adventures in store. Children and adults will be touched by Matty's brave little heart in The Manger Mouse by Sarah Martin Byrd. Come join Matty and all the other stable dwellers portrayed in lush and charming pastel illustrations.
So post a blog entry today! For help on how to blog, please see the directions here. We'll choose one of these blog posts to be featured on Red Room's homepage next week. Post your entry by Friday, December 27th at 10:30 a.m. PST (GMT-08:00) for consideration, and be sure to tag it with the keyword term holiday kindness blog in the Blog Keyword Tags field so we can find it. (Please don't forget the exact tag. For more information about tags, click here.)
Thanks as always for blogging!
–Huntington Sharp, Senior Editor, Red Room