“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.”
We have a problem with matching our thanks to the level of the gift given. Oftentimes wefeel that We cannot fully reciprocate or conveygratitude properly, when were given somethingbig(see here!)or a pricelessact of kindness.I’ve not only receivedloads of physical help, but alsothe gift of a nice meal out, gifts of someone’s time, and help from kind strangers.Among thesehave been the gifts that are priceless and bear nofeasible value. It’s when someone gives a part of their life in order to make yours better, that requires anacknowledgementthatit seems we cannot
match. Is athank you card sufficient? A hug, a gift card, a favor, a nice dinner perhaps? No, none of these will do, because the best thank you is to live fully and well. The reasonthis is sufficient is because when someone pours themselves into you, pour all that you can of yourself back intoyour life. People help in these priceless ways because they sincerely want to see you triumph in life. My friends, family, and some strangers didn’t giveof their time and money when I was in an ICU to witness me die, but tosee me survive and thrive.Of course, when someone gives from their heart they don’t expect or even want something in return. However, the best and only wayI can thank them is to live well. The life that they put into me deserves to begiven a return. This return on investment can be achieved if Iput my spirit into achieving my dreams and living the life they want to see me have. Because of what they’ve given me, I will not quit, give up, or waste any of thier priceless gifts. Therefore, thank those that have given to you by living well and enjoying each day you have, because as I learnedyou never know when those days could end.
I think you should know I don’t believe in you,but I do know a lot more about you then you think and I have a bone to pick!
I know that you ran off with Misses Claus soon after you were both married at the ripe age of 18 and joined the Navy.While you were enlisted you were also gone for a year when I was a baby.Misses Claus told me since I didn’t remember who you were at first when you came home, I would only communicate with you when you used your hand to talk to me like a naked sock puppet.Unfortunately the elves were not very savvy in building iphones and the like so you had to resort to cameras that recorded with 8mm film.When I see the pictures you did get,the North Pole looks a lot warmer then how it’s depicted in holiday folklore.Almost like Virginia Beach actually.While I could gripe about the many missed presents,I won’t because I got other things I asked for and some I didn’t!Luckily the elves are proficient at electronics these days,so watching home films on the wall is a thing of the past.However, why didn’t you hire that elf Steve Jobs sooner!? Because you didn’t, instead the Claus family had to use giant cameras and inconvenient memory storage methods.Even though you two dropped the ball on that one I forgive you,hindsight is 20/20.
Furthermore, you did catch the ball when it came to sending me to a good school,providing a roof over my head,not letting me eat too many cookies,(although you did yourself sometimes!)and fixing up numerous reindeer that I could fly around on as soon as it was legal.I must say for as busy as you were visiting all the houses in the world in 24 hours you always had time for Mrs Claus and I.When I eventually grew up and walked thru the Lincoln Tunnel to move to New York City, Mrs Claus and you even skipped out on the North Pole when I got hurt.Those songs are right, you DO know everything! It was worse then living with a psychologist or a psychic,if you believe in that sort of thing.Although you crazy kids moved away to the North Pole at a young age,it’s a lovely thing that you two discovered magic when you got there.That magic is still alive today every time my needs are met,I get driven to a place I want to go,have emotional support,the piles of paperwork that get done for me,and all the special requests met too.Since I have grown up with Christmas I know it means more then just presents,flying reindeer,and mass consumerism.Since I almost wasn’t around for anymore Christmas’s I think you and Mrs Claus know the magic that has worked and in many ways saved me, is love.Too many people forget that and instead focus on what the elves churn out.Speaking of mass consumerism,in the mall the other day,I heard the song ‘I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus’ that kid was majorly confused! I slightly felt bad for him because I knew who my “Mommy was kissing,” and it was my Dad.So,thanks Mr and Mrs Claus for doing a pretty good job.
It’s good to have manners in fact as a child I spent every Halloween being followed by a Mom that would yell “say thank you!” after each successful candy transaction from a stranger,so needless to say I had manners even on a holiday where you could be anonymous and rude if you so desired
That being said, today while drinking my coffee and going thru updates I happily noticed ‘new followers! So I just wanted to say welcome,Hello,and I promise to do my best to be more interesting ha-ha
I plan on doing a design overhaul,but stay true to honest content,because life isn’t always pretty and I at least think people want substance not another glossy magazine,on that note I encourage new,current,old,and to be readers to feel free to give me some feedback and I promise I can take it I have been in my fair share of creative critiques.