On a day which was meant to be relaxing and mellow, my husband announced that the time had come for us to clean up out the garage. Seeing the look of horror on my face, he quickly rephrased his statement. Acknowledging how much I do during the week, he suggested that I sit and do nothing while he attended to the chore.
Doing nothing will not be something I know how to do, nevertheless it sounded far more appealing than cleaning the garage. To avoid feeling guilty, I went upstairs and made an effort to do nothing at all
A few hours later, my partner came in to our own bedroom having a smile on his face along with a stack of papers in his hand. “Letters to Santa,” he announced. He dropped them on the bed and headed back for the garage.
When I began reading the letter our kids wrote many years ago, I couldn’t help but smile at how silly and gullible these people were then and how evolved and mature they have become. I Then had an idea — why not get everyone to write a letter to Santa this coming year? It will be fun and interesting to see how their wish lists changed because they have grown up.
At dinner, I announced my idea and was happily surprised when my “gang” didn’t believe that I needed lost a marble or two. Afterwards, everyone disappeared within their rooms to compose their letters. Surprisingly, it took them considerably longer now around.
Because I read their “evolved” letters, it quickly became evident their priorities have changed but their values haven’t. I found that toys were substituted for “boys” or “girls.” Getting good grades was substituted for acquiring a good solid degree. Health and happiness had been a priority for all, and peace on earth was an important concern. It warmed my heart to see that my husband and I did something right, that people raised kids with good values and gold hearts.
My husband and i also had similar requests of Santa. But I, of course, had a lot more. First on my list was immunity from acquiring anymore pounds as I grow older (enough will do!). I want that awesome body I never had, the legs that turn heads, and also the flawless skin without wrinkles. I want my 20/20 vision to stick around just a bit longer and menopause to pass me by unnoticed. I would like to be constantly, obliviously happy. And did I mention I would like to be skinny?
They were fun things to request, but should you read my entire list you will notice that the truly important items came right at the end. I want our world to become at peace. I asked for our family to become happy and healthy. I asked for ckogtd parents and grandparents to become around us for quite some time in the future. I asked so that you can enjoy my children along with their children, and i also wanted to continue being crazy about my hubby around the day I married him.
Following this fun exercise, most of us sat down to discuss what we wanted and just how we are going to have it. Regardless of what we asked for, most of us agreed using one thing — whether you think in Santa or otherwise is irrelevant. The key is always to have faith in yourself, then write down your list and go after it. Once you have faith in yourself, the sky is the limit!