Throughout this season, hope runs eternal. Christmas is a time of simplicity,and not the complicated materialistic holiday we allow it to become in our hearts and minds. A local author shared with me a gift she is giving her husband this year. The gift of a story written from the heart. This story may be the best gift any man could ever want to receive this Christmas. I dedicate this story to my father, for I wept and thought of him as I read the story for the first time. We miss our fathers, and grandfathers for the reasons shared by this special author. Enjoy and Merry Christmas to all.
Author – Anonymous
Tis the season to be jolly
Santa and his reindeer will be here before we know it.
We all hear it.
Through the music in the malls.
In the jingle of the bells rung by the cold volunteers of the Salvation Army
In the movies that make us smile, and take us back to days when life was much simpler.
In the ads that come in over abundance every single day.
It is the season to be joyful, to put others before ourselves, and to be thankful.
What I am most thankful for is that I do not have to wait til that special night for Santa to visit our home.
Santa lives with us 365 days a year.
Not just one night, not just for a weekend, or an expensive week of surf and fun.
365 days of the year, we get to see him and experience the power of more than just a gift or two.
You see, our Santa lives each and every day by a different name, but the persona is just the same.
We get to see and experience his magic in all that he does.
When ever he walks out the door to go to work, we hear the burden but see the desire a man has to provide for a family that loves him.
When he’s washing the dishes because others are tired, we see the unselfish time he spends doing something necessary, but not fun.
When we hear and see him play an instrument for a group of people or an audience of one grateful canine, we feel pride in the talents he has spent his life loving because we know others love it too.
We see the laughter in the eyes of our Santa that has come to appreciate the lighter side of life and the empathy in his eyes when others are hurting and not as fortunate as him.
Out Santa brings to light the spirit of Christmas 365 days of the year and even though his name is Jeff, not Santa, we know that with each Silent Night, he enters the dawn of a new day with packages sometimes to heavy to carry. With a sleigh that may or may not make it through the drifts. With God in his heart and his family along side of him in the place he calls, “His Sanctuary.”
Tis the season to be jolly. He sees us when we’re sleeping, he knows if we’re awake.
He knows if we’ve been bad or good, and holds us when we ache. We love our 365 Santa and count our blessings each and every day. Not just one day out of the year.
Merry Christmas Santa