On a day that was meant to be relaxing and mellow, my husband announced that the time had come for us to clean 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 you can do, nevertheless it sounded much more appealing than cleaning the garage. In order to avoid feeling guilty, I went upstairs and tried to do nothing at all
A few hours later, my hubby started in to our own bedroom with a smile on his face and a stack of papers within his hand. “Letters to Santa,” he announced. He dropped them on the bed and headed back towards the garage.
As 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 how evolved and mature they have become. Then I had a concept — why not get everyone to publish 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 pleasantly surprised when my “gang” didn’t think 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.
As I read their “evolved” letters, it quickly became evident that the priorities have changed however their values haven’t. I found that toys were substituted for “boys” or “girls.” Getting good grades was substituted for obtaining a good solid degree. Health insurance and happiness was a priority for those, and peace on the planet was an important concern. It warmed my heart to view that my partner and i also did something right, that people raised kids with good values and gold hearts.
My hubby and i also had similar requests of Santa. But I, obviously, 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, as well as the flawless skin without wrinkles. I want my 20/20 vision to stick around just a bit longer and menopause to move me by unnoticed. I want to be constantly, obliviously happy. And did I mention I wish to be skinny?
They were fun things to request, but should you read my entire list you would probably observe that the truly important items came right at the end. I want our society to be at peace. I requested our kids to be happy and healthy. I asked for ckogtd parents and grandparents to get around us for quite some time in the future. I asked to be able to enjoy my children along with their children, and i also desired to continue being in love with my hubby just as much as the day I married him.
After that fun exercise, we all sat down to discuss what we should wanted and exactly how we are going to obtain it. Regardless of the we asked for, we all agreed on a single thing — whether you feel in Santa or not is irrelevant. The key would be to have faith in yourself, then write down your list and go after it. Whenever you believe in yourself, the sky is definitely the limit!