On a day that was supposed to be relaxing and mellow, my husband announced that the time had come for us to clean up out the garage. Seeing the look of horror on my face, he quickly rephrased his statement. Acknowledging just 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 you can do, nevertheless it sounded a lot more appealing than cleansing the garage. To prevent feeling guilty, I went upstairs and tried to do nothing at all
Several hours later, my hubby came in to our bedroom having a smile on his face along with 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 grown up and mature they may have become. I had an idea — why not get everyone to create a letter to Santa this coming year? It will be fun and interesting to find out how their wish lists changed as they have grown up.
At dinner, I announced my idea and was pleasantly impressed 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.
Because I read their “grown up” letters, it quickly became evident their priorities have changed however values haven’t. I found that toys were substituted for “boys” or “girls.” Getting good grades was substituted with getting a good solid degree. Health and happiness was a priority for many, and peace on the planet was an important concern. It warmed my heart to see that my hubby and I did something right, we raised kids with good values and gold hearts.
My partner and that i had similar requests of Santa. However I, needless to say, had a lot more. First on my list was immunity from acquiring any more pounds because i grow older (enough is enough!). 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 me by unnoticed. I wish to be constantly, obliviously happy. And did I mention I wish to be skinny?
They were fun things to inquire about, but should you read my entire list you would notice that the truly important items came right at the end. I want our society to get at peace. I requested our kids to become happy and healthy. I asked for ckogtd parents and grandparents to be around us for quite some time to come. I asked to be able to 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 discuss whatever we wanted and exactly how we will have it. No matter what we asked for, we all agreed on one thing — whether you feel in Santa or otherwise not is irrelevant. The key is always to have confidence in yourself, then write down your list and go after it. Whenever you have confidence in yourself, the sky is definitely the limit!