When I was a young child, like most, I believed in you. There was something magical about waking up on Christmas morning to a filled stocking and my favorite toy under the tree – somehow you always knew. And the wonderment I felt knowing you had been here. Yes, I believed.
Did you know Christmastime has become one of the most hectic and stressful periods of the year? Unfortunately, for most of us it adds more to our already too long list of things to do. We have gifts to buy, food to prepare, parties to attend, decorations to hang, all layered in between our already busy lives – and of course the enviable unexpected.
For me Santa, it’s really an oxymoron. It is one of the most stressful times of the year, yet it also brings moments of unexplainable peacefulness to my soul. Mostly, when I’m sitting near the Christmas tree, breathing in the quiet. It’s a time for reflection, a time for giving, a time of thankfulness for family, friends, spirituality, and love. I’d like more of this. Isn’t that what Christmas should be about?
Yet, the frenzy of the season too often leaves me stressed – forgetting to remember the true meaning of Christmas. I don’t think I’m alone. So, all I want this year is a box filled with the true spirit of Christmas. A box filled with giving, thankfulness, spirituality, and love – to be used anytime and anywhere. I hope it’s not too late.
Santa, I still believe in you. Although, you’re not the same guy in the red suit I believed in all those years gone by and your spirit has grown into something even more magical – I wish everyone believed. And Santa, one more thing, if you would please place one of those boxes under every Christmas tree this year I’d be most grateful. Who knows, we might discover “Peace On Earth” after all.
PS. Wishing you a wonderful day!