Thursday, December 20, 2012

All I Need to Know I Learned From Santa Claus

Wow!!!  I don't know what to say.  I literally don't know what to say.  Seems like I have come down with a case of writer's block. Don't know whether it is the excitement of the time of year, or the mass of paperwork at the job that I just cannot seem to put a dent in, but the words just don't want to come, so when I stumbled onto the following list of observations about Santa and the life lessons we can learn from him,  I really thought it was pretty cool and thought I would share it with you. And, although I found it while looking for a Christmas joke for my group, I thought most of these things were actually quite appropriate.

1. Encourage people to believe in you. 
2. Always remember who's naughty and who's nice. 
3. Don't pout. 
4. It's as much fun to give as it is to receive. 
5. Some days it's okay to feel a little chubby. 
6. Make your presents known. 
7. Always ask for a little bit more than what you really want. 
8. Bright red can make anyone look good. 
9. Wear a wide belt and no-one will notice how many pounds you've gained. 
10. If you only show up once a year, everyone will think you're very important.
11. Whenever you're at a loss for words, say "HO, HO, HO!"

Don't ya just love the following....

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 editorial in the New York Sun, 1897, responding to a letter from 8-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon


  1. Good ole Santa Clause, I have always believed in him.

  2. You gave us a lovely post, for someone who came down with writer's block!!!!!!!!!


  3. Bright red and a wide belt, eh? I'll try it!

  4. I shall make rule #11 my mantra. I love it!! I too am at a loss for words. My blog is sad and lonely!

  5. Too cute Mary! ha ha ha
    And...I just saw the movie Yes, Virginia for the first time last week. I loved it! :)
    I believe in Santa too...always have and always will. He lives inside all of us. :)

    I'm taking good care here need to worry at all. I have my wonderful neighbor lady next door watching over me and my kids live very close...and I'm right down the street from the Fire Dept, if I need them so all is well. I'm busy cooking up a storm over here and am getting ready to sit down to my dinner, which I do mid-day.
    You stay safe and well too Dear Heart...not sure if our mess is headed your way or not? I'll check that out! and runnin'! You know I love and adore ya! xoxoxo

  6. Beautiful timely message from a beautiful lady.
    Love and peace to you Mary and also to your family and all your avid readers.

    blessings of love light and peace.

    love Sharon

  7. Great post! :) I never thought i look good in red, but i'm going to give it another go. I never know, right? It's really all in perception...