On a day that 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 appearance of horror on my face, he quickly rephrased his statement. Acknowledging exactly how much I do during the week, he suggested that I sit and do nothing while he attended to the chore.
Doing nothing is not something I know the best way to do, nevertheless it sounded much more appealing than washing the garage. To avoid feeling guilty, I went upstairs and attempted to do nothing
A couple of hours later, my husband came in to our own bedroom with a smile on his face as well as a stack of papers within his hand. “Letters to Santa,” he announced. He dropped them on the bed and headed back towards the garage.
When I began reading the letter our kids wrote a long time ago, I couldn’t help but smile at how silly and gullible they were then and exactly how evolved and mature they may have become. I had an understanding — why not get everyone to create a letter to Santa this season? It might be fun and interesting to view how their wish lists changed as they have become up.
At dinner, I announced my idea and was happily surprised when my “gang” didn’t believe that I had lost a marble or two. Afterwards, everyone disappeared within their rooms to compose their letters. Surprisingly, it took them a lot longer now around.
When I read their “evolved” letters, it quickly became evident that their priorities have changed but their values haven’t. I found that toys were replaced with “boys” or “girls.” Getting good grades was substituted with acquiring a good solid degree. Health and happiness was a priority for many, and peace in the world was an essential concern. It warmed my heart to see that my hubby and i also did something right, that we raised kids with good values and gold hearts.
My husband and i also had similar requests of Santa. But I, needless to say, had many more. First on my own list was immunity from acquiring anymore pounds as I age (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?
These were fun things to inquire about, but if you decide to read my entire list you will observe that the truly important items came towards the end. I want our society to become at peace. I requested our kids to get happy and healthy. I asked for ckogtd parents and grandparents to become around us for quite some time in the future. I asked to be able to enjoy my children and their children, and that i desired to continue to be deeply in love with my hubby just as much as the day I married him.
After that fun exercise, we all sat down to discuss whatever we wanted and exactly how we will get it. Regardless of what we requested, most of us agreed using one thing — whether you think in Santa or otherwise is irrelevant. The key is to believe in yourself, then write down your list and go after it. When you have faith in yourself, the sky is the limit!