The story is about a dying child’s dreams and hope, and was first published in 1845.One of my favorites.
On a cold New Year’s Eve, a poor girl tries to sell matches in the street. She is freezing badly, but she is afraid to go home because her stepfather will beat her for not selling any matches. She takes shelter in a nook and lights the matches to warm herself.
In their glow, she sees several lovely visions including a Christmas tree and a holiday feast. The girl looks skyward and sees a shooting star, then she remembers her dead grandmother saying that such a falling star means someone has died and is going to Heaven. As she lights the next match, she sees a vision of her grandmother, the only person to have treated her with love and kindness. She strikes one match after another to keep the vision of her grandmother alive for as long as she can.
Running out of matches, the child dies and her grandmother carries her soul to Heaven. The next morning, passers-by find the child dead in the nook and take pity on her. They do not know about the visions she saw, or that she will not be cold or hungry any more in Heaven.
I think heaven should be something like that.Something you can not reach on earth, you will reach in heaven.
You dream, you work hard but you have no luck,because it is not in your destiny. If you are a good person,your dreams will come true in heaven.
All those years you have collected your dreams .You want them so badly. You have many disappointments about life and your soul needs them.
You wanted a luxury car but you have no chance to get it. Heaven will give you that.
Maybe You had no father or real family.You have been raised by other people. You will have your family in Heaven. You will spend time together.
Maybe you will win the lottery or you will write the book that you have been dreamed about.You are missing lost friend or love. You will find them in heaven.
You will have a beautiful house, because you have never had it on earth.You were dreaming about.
You were poor like people in Africa. There was no clean water.You will wash your hand and face ,you will drink pure water.That is heaven.Heaven will feed you.
Heaven is not a place that you can imagine. Heaven will be your mind.
Heaven is all about your dreams that you want to achieve.Heaven will be your heart.Quite like Little Match Girl.