It is not happier who has more. And yet we often envy the one who possesses many material goods, without realizing that appearances deceive. Maybe the one we really envy has nothing. This endearing Christmas story features Santa Claus and a child , Dani. The story teaches us that greed and envy ofte
It is not happier who has more. And yet we often envy the one who possesses many material goods, without realizing that appearances deceive. Maybe the one we really envy has nothing.
This endearing Christmas story features Santa Claus and a child, Dani. The story teaches us that greed and envy often blind the heart and cloud the eyes.
Before wishing material goods, we must check if we really have what really matters in life.
If you want an example of it, you just have to read the tale of The Haagimeter. How much Christmas for envious children. The happiness meter. Christmas story about the greed and jealousy of children
Dani was very upset with Santa Claus. He was a very good boy, but it bothered him tremendously to see that almost every year many other children, clearly more bad, received more toys for Christmas. And there were so many complaints, that one night
Santa Claus appeared with the sleigh in his room, and took him with him to the North Pole. - I want to teach you the greatest of the
secrets - Santa told him -. If you come I will show you how we decide how many toys each child receives at Christmas. When they arrived, Santa Claus showed him some strange contraptions, while explaining:
- This was our first
toy meter . It was a scale, and toys were given away by weight. We stopped using it when a child received so many balloons that exploded collapsing the walls of his house.- That other shaped mold was called 'equalizer'. It served to make sure that all the children received the same toys, but since then it was not funny
to change them with other children , nobody wanted them ... Puff, I almost lost my job, there was a year that I hardly received a few letters and we had to change it in a hurry ... And that's how he talked about the inventions they had used; some really ridiculous, others a little simple, until finally said:- ... but everything was arranged with this invention, and since then every year I receive many more millions of letters than the previous one. It is called
, and it is used to measure the happiness of children. When we visit a child, we put everything he has on the felicimeter, and he automatically tells us the best gifts for him. - Well it must be broken, I always get touchedfew gifts
... - protested the boy. - What's up! it works perfectly. Children who like you have many friends, parents and siblings who love them very much, are generous and do not seek happiness in things, have thousands of points in the happiness meter, and give them many toys could only be lowered. However, children who are more alone, or whose parents pay less attention to them, or who do not have siblings or friends, have so few points that it does not matter how many gifts we add to the happiness meter: they never exceed half ... that is the great secret of the felicímetro: they receive more who really less have.As he did not seem to believe it, that Christmas Dani accompanied
Santa Claus in his sleigh carrying the happiness meter, checking himself how those who received the most gifts were the least happy of all. And he could not help but cry when they saw a very rich but very sad child, who after having opened a hundred gifts, spent the lonely night in his room ... And he felt so sorry for those children, that he never again envied his gifts and his things, and he struggled every day to give those children a small part of hisgreat happiness
. Find out if your child has understood the story Through these simple reading comprehension questions, you can check if your child has understood the story correctly.
Reading comprehension is one of the first steps of the initiation of the child to reading. That the child, not only understand the meaning of the words, but also the whole text is essential to be able to read correctly.
- Why was Dani not happy with her gifts?
- Where did Santa Claus take you?
- What invention do you think is more fair to distribute the gifts among children? - Why did not Dani bring him so many gifts?- Was Dani happy?