Several years ago, a young boy heard the circus was coming to town. He’d never seen a circus, so he asked his dad if he could go. Reluctantly, the dad told him he didn’t think they could afford to buy a ticket. However, if the young boy could pick up some odd jobs and earn half the cost of admission, the dad would pay the rest.
So he raked leaves, cleaned gutters, cut shrubs and earned his half and was able to buy a ticket for the circus.
via The Citizen http://www.thecitizen.com/blogs/dr-david-l-chancey/12-04-2013/christmas-already-upon-us-so-don%E2%80%99t-miss-it