On a day that was meant to be relaxing and mellow, my hubby 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 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 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 tried to do nothing
Several hours later, my partner started 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 towards 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 were then and just how evolved and mature they have got become. I had an understanding — why not get everyone to publish a letter to Santa this year? It might be fun and interesting to view how their wish lists changed since they have started 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 much longer now around.
Because I read their “evolved” letters, it quickly became evident that the priorities have changed however 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 insurance and happiness was a priority for all, and peace on the planet was an important concern. It warmed my heart to see that my hubby 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. However I, needless to say, had much more. First on my list was immunity from acquiring anymore pounds when i get older (enough will do!). I want that awesome body I never had, the legs that turn heads, and the flawless skin without wrinkles. I want my 20/20 vision to stick around just a bit longer and menopause to pass through me by unnoticed. I would like to be constantly, obliviously happy. And did I mention I want to be skinny?
These were fun things to ask for, but if you were to read my entire list you would see that the truly important items came towards the end. I want our society to get at peace. I asked for my family to get happy and healthy. I requested ckogtd parents and grandparents to be around us for many years ahead. I asked so that you can enjoy my children and their children, and i also wanted to continue being in love with my hubby around the day I married him.
Following this fun exercise, all of us sat down to talk about what we should wanted and just how we will obtain it. Regardless of the we asked for, we all agreed using one thing — whether you believe 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 confidence in yourself, the sky is the limit!