Be More Like Children!
“So this is Christmas and what have you done? Another year over, a new one just begun.” John Lennon & Yoko Ono
I believe in Santa and the magic of Xmas. That light in her eyes when she runs into the living room and sees all the presents under the tree. She is certain she was on the ‘Nice List’ and she is already vowing to be good for the next year until he comes again. It never really matters if there are 5 or 100 presents beneath the tree. It is all about the fact that she tried hard and succeeded.
There has always been a debate on whether telling kids about Santa is lying to them or not. Without getting too religious, I see it as no different than believing in God or Jesus. But we all need something to believe in at the end of the day. It doesn’t really matter what it is, as long as you strive to be a better person and you aren’t harming anyone.
There has been a lot of tension lately. The political climate is hostile and hurting. As I look at Bean and Lala, it scares me the things I see, read, and hear. I have raised my children to believe that it doesn’t matter who or how you love, it does not matter a person’s color, and it does not matter what religion or political party you are a part of, treat people as you wish to be treated. Always offer a smile, always try to listen and truly hear, take a moment to breathe and have fun, and always tell people how you feel about them.
Children look at the world with innocence. They pick up what we teach, good and bad, and apply it to their lives where it is burned into them and manifests in ways that can heal or harm. They seek guidance in understanding how to navigate life and while I know we cannot always see how it will affect them, sometimes our beliefs can have a negative impact on how they view the world around them. Let them be innocent longer, let them believe in Santa, Jesus, or whatever they imagine, let them create and play. They are only children for a short time and that time gets shorter and shorter. If we could only view the world like children do, things would be a lot happier.
Santa Claus is coming…
Press Play: The Rasmus – Livin in a World Without You is on Repeat. I still love that song! I still think the lead from Avenged Sevenfold sounds like he is whining when he sings. I cannot stand it.
Popcorn Worthy: We watched the new Pete’s Dragon again. Can someone please give me my own pet dragon like Elliot?
Coffee Chaos: New England Coffee is on cold brew. Some people have beer on tap at home, I have iced coffee…. always……Snowball Sundae is my new favorite flavor. It tastes like chocolate cake in a cup with cream. I did use a little sugar, but not much was needed!
Weekly WTF: There is a house up the street that has birch branches decorated with white lights. I am going to try and get a pic of them again, the ones I took came out bad, but they look like chicken feet. So…maybe there is an Xmas chicken now?
Happy Holidays, everyone! Drive safely, have a designated driver if you drink, and enjoy family and friends during your holiday!