Over the weekend I went to the mall … to visit with Santa and let him know what I wanted for Christmas. I waited in line with all the other excited children – and a few not so excited ones. When it got to be my turn, I gingerly climbed up into his lap, and you know that took some doing! But I got there and smiled brightly into his sparking light blue eyes.
Then I began to tell him exactly what I hoped he’d bring me this Christmas. You might guess I asked for world peace and an end to hunger and strife everywhere, plus I asked for a termination to debilitating diseases and poverty. Indeed I joyously requested these good things for the world, but my "want" list was long and very personal. It was mostly about me.
I asked for:- Patience: the thing I lack the most and need unequivocally
- The ability to forgive unconditionally, without consideration
for the magnitude of the wrong
- Loyalty to my friends so they know they can always
count on me
- The vulnerability to show my transparent, genuine and
sincere side without worrying about how I'm coming
- Loving kindness for all living things
- An abundant generosity for random acts of kindness
as well as giving for the more visible needs
- Loving friends who accept me as I am, foibles and all
- And, finally, that which I continuously seek: self-love
and respect for all my imperfect perfection.
My list is not small, as you can see. What is your list? And how will you be your own Santa?
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