Monday, December 12, 2011


Last week, I was talking about how you have to be open to receiving good in your life, before it can show up. That reminded me of something a friend once said to me - something she would tell her kids when they would question if Santa was real.
If you don't believe - you don't receive.
The message isn't all that different from the Pastor's sermon from that week.

Christmas is a time to be joyful, and thankful, and happy. It's a time to recognize the magic that's in our lives, and all the good that we have to celebrate. It's the one time of the year when everyone can look at the world through a child's eyes, and see everything with excitement and happiness.

People may laugh at how much I like Christmas; and I'm sure they chuckle when I tell them I still believe in Santa. But the truth is, whether you're celebrating a renewal of faith, or the one time of year when wishes come true - it's all magic.

Isn't that what Santa is? Magic? Isn't it about believing that good things are possible, and good things come to those who are good? Don't we all deserve at least one day a year to renew our faith - in God, or life, or magic, or happiness - or whatever we need the most? Don't we all deserve to stop for a minute, and just let ourselves hope?

Yes, I believe we do.


  1. hi I totally agree with you. In the years that we have grown, we are made to believe that there's no such thing as magic. But still, I want to believe. It feels great to be able to expect what the sanes may think of as idiocy..

  2. Hahaha we were JUST discussing this phrase at my work today. Okay, we were teasing someone who threatened their kids into believing with that phrase. Santa is about parents enjoying their kids' belief in magic as much as it is for the kids (in my humble childless opinion)