On a day which was supposed 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 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 the best way to do, nevertheless it sounded a lot more appealing than cleaning the garage. In order to avoid feeling guilty, I went upstairs and tried to do nothing
A couple of hours later, my partner came in to our bedroom using 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.
As I began reading the letter our kids wrote a long time ago, I couldn’t help but smile at how silly and gullible these people were then and just how evolved and mature they have become. Then I had a concept — why not get everyone to create a letter to Santa this year? It might be fun and interesting to see how their wish lists changed as they have started up.
At dinner, I announced my idea and was pleasantly surprised when my “gang” didn’t feel that I had lost a marble or two. Afterwards, everyone disappeared into their rooms to compose their letters. Surprisingly, it took them considerably longer this time around around.
As I read their “evolved” letters, it quickly became evident their priorities have changed however their values haven’t. I found that toys were substituted with “boys” or “girls.” Getting good grades was substituted for obtaining a good solid degree. Health and happiness had been a priority for those, and peace in the world was a significant concern. It warmed my heart to find out that my partner and I did something right, we raised kids with good values and gold hearts.
My hubby and i also had similar requests of Santa. Having Said That I, obviously, had a lot more. First on my own list was immunity from acquiring anymore pounds because i get older (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 through me by unnoticed. I want 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 will notice that the truly important items came right at the end. I want the world to get at peace. I asked for our kids to get happy and healthy. I requested ckogtd parents and grandparents to become around us for several years in the future. I asked so that you can enjoy my children and their children, and i also wanted to continue being crazy about my hubby as much as the day I married him.
Following this fun exercise, most of us sat down to discuss what we wanted and just how we are going to have it. Regardless of the we asked for, all of us agreed using one thing — whether you feel in Santa or not is irrelevant. The key is always to believe in yourself, then write down your list and go after it. When you have faith in yourself, the sky is the limit!