The Gift of the Magi

By: Brian Harris
On Behalf of Mike Northcutt
| December 9, 2018 |

The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry is one of my favorite short stories.

Della and Jim were very much in love but also very poor. Each had a unique possession. Della’s hair was her glory. When let down, it was like a robe. Jim owned a gold pocket watch given to him by his father.

The day before Christmas, Della had only one dollar and eighty-seven cents to buy her husband a gift. She went out and sold her hair for twenty dollars. She then bought a beautiful platinum fob for Jim’s watch.

When Jim came home from work and saw Della with her hair short, he was stunned. It wasn’t that she was unattractive. She was lovelier than ever. Slowly he handed his gift to her. His gift was a set of expensive tortoise-shell combs with jeweled edges for her beautiful hair.

How could he afford them? He had sold his gold watch to buy them for her.

Each gave the best they had to show their love for one another. God has done even more at Christmas to show his love.

A misprint in a church bulletin read: “I Heard the Bills on Christmas Day.”

It can get a little crazy and expensive if you are not careful. My recommendation: slow down-spend sensibly-enjoy family and treasure God’s gift.

Originally published at Eastmont.org.

Share:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts

The Journal
The Dogwood Journal is an online magazine produced by Dogwood Media Solutions based out of Montgomery, Alabama.

FOLLOW @DOGWDJOURNAL

HOP ON THE LIST

Don't miss out on a single story!
An online publication of Dogwood Media Solutions, LLC.

Socialize with us

All Rights Reserved | Made with ❤ by Dogwood

on instagram

The Newsletter

GET OUR BEST TRICKS TO

GLOW-UP YOUR EVERY DAY

You’ll get our exclusive, monthly newsletter on all things southern living, creative business, and living your best life plus all the free resources I create, first access to new courses & events, and more!