Tuesday, December 11, 2012

What would the world be like without us?

Here we are in the midst of the Christmas rush and frenzy.  I got to thinking today about Santa and the representation he has.  I hope that when you think of Santa, it's not of gifts and money and all the material things he represents.

Think about goodness and kindness represented by the big fat jolly old man.  He loves to make those children smile.  He eats gross cookies and drinks milk left out half the night. He laughs from the depths of his soul.  He causes children AND adults to smile with the gifts he brings.  But more than that, he exhibits the spirit of the season.  Happiness wraps around him and you can see the joy in the faces of those children.

Get into the spirit with me this year.  Go see a play, visit the mall, heck visit Santa himself.  Decorate the house, string some garland, buy a tree.  Go a little crazy.  It may even make you smile.

I am a believer in Santa Claus, in his red suit and too long beard.  I am a believer in the goodness of humans.  I am a believer in helping your fellow man, at Christmas and always.  What would the world be without us?  Us, who believe?

I believe!  Do you??

56 comments:

  1. I believe as well! I wish more people would have the same spirit as we do. Its not about the presents. It's about the happiness and warmth of the holiday spirit that makes it worth it!!

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  2. I love Santa too! I always smile when I see a picture of him or even when I just think of him.

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  3. I truly believe! I try to represent the goodness in humans by doing what Santa does by bringing my family happiness and goodwill. I donate to a charity for each one of my children every year and in order for them to receive their "big" gifts they have to prove to me that they have paid it forward also. They have to donate, volunteer or or help in some way in order to get the one big present they have wanted. My children have learned this charitable way and in turn have been teaching it to their children. I love the way the grandchildren take money from their piggy banks and take it to walmart or wherever to put it in the big red kettle with the bell ringers. I'm proud of them!

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  4. I believe as well.This world needs a little more compassion, caring, and faith.

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  5. I believe also, it's not about presents to me, it's about Family & Friends.

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  6. I believe !!! The world would be better if the media would show more stories on the good people do instead of all the bad.

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  7. I believe its not about gifts its about being with family and doing things together as a family.

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  8. we love decorating the house and getting cookies and milk for santa and the kids happiness on christmas morning!!

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  9. I never really thought about Santa the way you do, I see your point and it is a good one!!

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  10. I love the Spirit that "Santa" represents. Love, Giving and the Joys of Life.

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  11. I believe in the real reason for the season

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  12. I believe as well. I love to decorate the house and the tree with my son. I believe that all people have some good in them. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Happy New Year.

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  13. This was a great blog. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. I do believe and more need too!!! This is suppose to be a great time of year to lend to the whole year through.

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  15. My son is 22 years old and I still put From Santa on some of his gifts, he plays along and says what a good job Santa did.

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  16. I don't really celebrate Christmas. It has gotten too commercialized for me.

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  17. When I was younger, "Santa" (my parents) made Christmas as awesome as possible...Even chewed unpeeled carrots to represent the reindeer!

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  18. I believe the same way you do. How can you not believe when you have kids. They love decorating outside & in. Listening to Christmas music, baking cookies, giving to the red kettles at ever store. Christmas is magical to kids, it will rub off on the Scroogiest of adults!

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  19. I had a great Holiday Season this year by decorating the house, going sledding with family, having a Christmas Eve party! I love the Holiday Season!

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  20. I love Christmas! I start decorating the day after Thanksgiving! My girls always help and we have hot cocoa and listen to Christmas music. That's my Christmas, spending time with my girls =D

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  21. I love chirstmas and I believe there was a man named Chris who was called Santa clause

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  22. Santa has been a tradition in my family since I can remember. I think it's great for kids to have an example of someone who believes it's better to give than to receive, real or not.

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  23. it is so sad how we have all become so in a rush and alwasy to preoccupied with all our own miseries to even look up and smile at the person next to you, i am at fault for this. i own a deli and there i am the most sociable person ever but when i close the doors i just dont want to be bothered and im a tired grouchy person. thanks for the great post. the holidays does bring the great out in me.

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  24. I believe too. I think that being optimistic and believing helps other people too.

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  25. I believe!! Having faith is the best!

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  26. I love Santa!! I think the world be much better if everyone did.

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  27. Thanks for all your hard work on this.

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  28. I believe and I love your post!

    -Rachael Henzman

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  29. I'm a believer. I wish we could hold onto the Christmas spirit and feelings of good cheer all year round.

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  30. haha. i actually got into a fight with a guy because he wanted to start bashing santa claus. no lie. apparently someone dressed as santa showed up at his church and he thought it sacrilegious or something. we need to believe in magic - lest we become crotchety old people that go to work, pay bills, buy crap we don't need, complain about all those things, and miss the point of living. :-)

    long live santa claus! and long live the believers!

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  31. I love having young kids who still believe. It makes me believe again too, and yes, I love when people see Santa as kind and loving instead of just a commercial thing. We go all out decorating for Christmas around here, and really try to stay in the right state of mind as far as it being family time!

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  32. I love Santa!! I think children that still believe are so cute. I don't have any myself, but I go to the mall and see them on Santa's lap and it makes you believe all over again.

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  33. We are believers here at our house. From a very young age I have always taught my children that Christmas is not just about presents.

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  34. I love having young kids to share this with. I had a ball with mine this past christmas

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  35. i think people forget, its about us, its about love, its about being there for one another :) great post Dorothy Boucher @tisonlyme143

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  36. I believe as well. The world would be better off if everyone had more compassion, faith and started caring about each other more.Thank you for the great post.

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  37. the world would be a pretty sad place without believers

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  38. I agree with Lisa R. the world would be a very sad place without us believers and without Santa Claus. Santa makes the children's faces light up with excitement when they see him and when they receive gifts from him. Christmas is about the spirit of love, giving, and being with the one's you love. It's sad that it has gotten to be so materialistic over the years. Thank you for still believing. :)

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  39. I truly believe Santa is around. I mean I believe Jesus is the reason for the season between him and the big red guy magical things happen <3

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  40. I love seeing the cheer of the season through the eyes of my children, it totally changes the Holiday's from the way I viewed them as an adult prior to having children. It's exciting again!

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  41. I miss Santa, he never comes to my house anymore. Hope you had a great Christmas!

    trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. yes... I believe too...

    and Christmas should be about happiness and fun stuff...

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  43. I don't believe....but I am jaded since the death of my precious daughter.

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  44. Love seeing the joy on my girls faces during the holidays from trimming the tree to opening the presents. Their happiness and energy is contagious

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  45. Santa is the representation of commercialism. Kids most associate Santa with presents, not "hope and joy". LOL.

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  46. I completely agree. Someone once said to me that santa was a pimp. Lol Lol because he gets parents to buy presents for their kids.

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  47. I agree my kids love the holidays and helping out others

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  48. I have always loved the idea of Santa, love Christmas.

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