Last year I had to tell my youngest that Santa was a myth, he was 11 and in danger of being laughed at by his more "informed" buddies for still believing in Santa. Maybe we did too good a job of convincing them that Santa was real. We left red felt in the door, with footprints up to it, and had my brother call posing as Santa, telling them to get to bed. I kind of miss those days when my children believed in a great guy who would give them presents if they were good. Blackmail, maybe, but in the nicest way with the best of intentions.
Yet, every year as Christmas approaches, my step gets lighter, my workmates seem nicer, and problems aren't quite as worrying. Life starts to sparkle, my husband is more attractive than ever, and my kids are angels...........OKAY, that WAS a little over the top! HA!
I might have exaggerated, but no one can deny that Christmas brings out the best in humanity. Listen to this song, whether you like Celine or not, she does a beautiful job.
Let's not forget our pets: This little guy is very cute!
Can you feel it? This is a very special time. It crackles in the air, you can just about smell it, and if you think that Christmas is just another holiday, I feel sorry for you.
Christmas makes you think about how great it is to be alive. It makes you want to help others that do not have as much as you do, and it makes you rejoice in the fact that we Canadians are a very lucky group of individuals to live in the best country in the whole world! It make you realize how much our troops give everyday to keep Canada free.
I want to thank all of my readers for taking the time out of their busy days to come here and read my point of view. Thank you for commenting and engaging in the issues that concern all of us.
Merry Christmas to you and may that little spark you feel at Christmas carry over into the New Year!