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 appearance 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.
Doing nothing will not be something I know how you can do, nevertheless it sounded much more appealing than cleansing the garage. To prevent feeling guilty, I went upstairs and made an effort to do nothing
A couple of hours later, my husband came in to our own bedroom using a smile on his face as well as a stack of papers in the 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 just how evolved and mature they have got become. I had an understanding — why not get everyone to create a letter to Santa this season? It will be fun and interesting to see how their wish lists changed since they have become 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 to their rooms to compose their letters. Surprisingly, it took them much longer now around.
As I read their “evolved” 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 substituted with acquiring a good solid degree. Health insurance and happiness was a priority for those, and peace on the planet was an essential concern. It warmed my heart to find out that my hubby and that i did something right, we raised kids with good values and gold hearts.
My partner and i also had similar requests of Santa. But I, needless to say, had much more. First in my list was immunity from acquiring any more pounds when i grow older (enough is sufficient!). I want that awesome body I never had, the legs that turn heads, as well as 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 would like to be skinny?
These were fun things to inquire about, but if you decide to read my entire list you would probably observe that the truly important items came right at the end. I want our world to become at peace. I requested my family to be happy and healthy. I asked for ckogtd parents and grandparents to get around us for quite some time ahead. I asked in order to enjoy my children and their children, and i also desired to continue to be deeply in love with my hubby as much as the day I married him.
Following this fun exercise, all of us sat down to discuss what we wanted and how we will have it. Regardless of the we asked for, we all agreed on one thing — whether you feel in Santa or otherwise not is irrelevant. The key is always to believe in yourself, then write down your list and go after it. Whenever you have confidence in yourself, the sky is definitely the limit!