Santas Writing..

Letter Greetings List

On a day which was supposed to be relaxing and mellow, my husband announced that the time had come for us to clean 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.

Not doing anything is not something I know how to do, nevertheless it sounded a lot more appealing than cleaning the garage. To prevent feeling guilty, I went upstairs and tried to do nothing

Several hours later, my hubby started in to our own bedroom with a smile on his face as well as a stack of papers in his hand. “Letters to Santa,” he announced. He dropped them on the bed and headed back for the garage.

Because 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 just how grown up and mature they have become. Then I had a concept — why not get everyone to create a letter to Santa this year? It will be fun and interesting to find out how their wish lists changed because they have started up.

At dinner, I announced my idea and was happily 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 this time around.

As I read their “grown up” letters, it quickly became evident their priorities have changed however values haven’t. I found that toys were replaced with “boys” or “girls.” Getting good grades was replaced with acquiring a good solid degree. Health and happiness was a priority for all, and peace on earth was an important concern. It warmed my heart to find out that my hubby and i also did something right, that people raised kids with good values and gold hearts.

My husband and that i had similar requests of Santa. However I, obviously, had many more. First on my list was immunity from acquiring any more pounds when i age (enough is sufficient!). 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 move me by unnoticed. I want to be constantly, obliviously happy. And did I mention I would like to be skinny?

They were fun things to ask for, but if you decide to read my entire list you would observe that the truly important items came right at the end. I want the world to get at peace. I asked for our family to get happy and healthy. I asked for ckogtd parents and grandparents to get around us for several years to come. I asked to be able to enjoy my children and their children, and I wanted to continue being crazy about my husband around the day I married him.

After that fun exercise, most of us sat down to discuss what we should wanted and just how we are going to have it. Regardless of what we asked for, all of us agreed using one thing — whether you think in Santa or otherwise is irrelevant. The key would be to have faith in yourself, then write down your list and go after it. When you have confidence in yourself, the sky is definitely the limit!