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There are so many festivals that are celebrated all around the world but Christmas is the most popular among all of them. A lot of people come down to their home town to celebrate Christmas with their family, no matter where they live or work. The protagonist of the story too used to wait eagerly for Christmas. But there was something else that used to make him curious about Christmas and it was his mother’s peculiar behavior. His mother used to disappear for 3 hours and whenever the family members would ask about the same, she never used to explain her absence. Little John was curious to find out the truth about his mother. And years later, when the truth unfolded in front of him, he was baffled by the discovery.

Little John



Routine



A Secret



Uncanny Behavior



Observation



A Writer



Proud



Gateway Writing Project

The Gateway Writing Project is the St. Louis branch of the National Writing Project. It works for the betterment of the students and helps students in every way to read and write so that they can have a bright future. This educational body also has consultants like John who help in uplifting the students coming from all backgrounds to achieve their goals.


Exploring



Ideas



A Jolly Person



Positive Statements



Driving Force



Remarkable Woman



Excuses



Lies



Shopping



Doubts



Asking Questions



Right Time



Unexpected



Emotions



Overwhelmed



Bleak Days



The Letter



Next Morning



Finding Out



Strings Attached



Revisiting The Past



Reading The Letter



Letter Continues



An Angel



Mrs. Claus

From the letter, he came to know that every Christmas his mother would disguise herself as Mrs. Claus and used to bring a smile on the kids’ faces. Now the pieces of the puzzle seemed to fit correctly. When he read the letter, it seemed like his lips were sewn together for a minute and he wasn’t able to utter a word. She had always been his inspiration but now he respected her even more than before.


Kindest Person



Gratitude

After reading the letter, he went to his dad to tell him the truth that was buried for so long. Even his father was spellbound by his wife’s act and he cried his eyes out on hearing the same. At this moment, he just wanted to hug his wife and tell her that he was the luckiest man on the earth. He always used to adore her but that day he was proud of her just like his son.


Reply



A Thank You Note

Though he was a writer, he wasn’t able to write a word in the note at that time. He was sobbing while remembering his mother. He somehow managed to write a reply and he wrote: “That short note was the best gift that I ever received from anyone.” And sent the letter to Robert at the given address. Was that the end? If you are thinking like that, then just read further to know as to what John did afterward.


A Story



The Joy Of Christmas



Spellbound



Motives


Before this incident, John wanted to get featured in the Chicken Soup for the Soul to get famous and earn a lot of money. He knew that after getting an invite from the publishing house, he would be bombarded with opportunities. But now, his main motive was to tell the whole world that good deeds never go in vain just like making others happy never goes out of the style. And luckily, he succeeded in his motive too!