But, as I like to preach all the time,
there are so many lessons we can also learn from
the jolly 'ole fat guy!
For instance: What about the fact that Santa likes everyone?
Santa does not discriminate. He sees everyone the same.
He likes all boys and girls.
He likes animals.
He is a congenial man with a merry outlook on life.
He encourages us to be good for goodness sake!
He encourages us to leave treats out for others..
He encourages giving.
He is happy.
You never hear about a grumpy Santa!
He works with his hands.
He encourages others to work with their hands.
He knows when to rest.
He is happy to come back home at the end of a long day.
In all seriousness there IS much to be learned from Santa.
The magic that he brings to a season is the
same magic we can use all year.
It is the excitement and the wonder that
we need to carry with us each and every day.
The graciousness that he exudes is the same
giving spirit that we can show 11 other months as well.
He really listens.
He does not just give cursory nods, but
he cares and listens.
We can all learn from that.
Take time to listen to those around us.
Take time to show them we care.
Santa listens, then focuses on needs.
He has a loving,giving heart.
That is something we could each
display all 12 months,
instead of one
Santa shows us that it is better to
Think about those you know.
The ones that are worried about
what THEY are going to GET
are often the most shallow
people on earth.
The ones that GIVE without THINKING
are the jewels in life.
That is Santa's spirit.
So as I continue to share my
the spirit of Santa
and the lessons
we can learn
....if we really listen
from the jolly 'ole fat guy!
"Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exists, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy." – Charles Dana