Dear Santa Claus


Dear Santa,

How is one of my favorite guys on the planet?  Have you enjoyed your time off?  I know you probably wont have time to read this letter because you are busy right now in Australia giving gifts at the time I am writing this.  However, this letter is not to ask you for things.. it is to thank you.

Thank you Santa for the magic you have passed on to me.  Every year I dream of you coming to my house and you show up every time!  I never really “catch” you but I see you’ve been around.

The blessings I have received this year and every single year of my life are due part and parcel (pun intended) to you!  Your spirit resides in people even those who do not know it.  I have witnessed continuous miracles this year:  surprises, acknowledgements, truths, love, kindness…  The people I have met this year, and who support me through my journey which has been pretty dark, are the ones I am speaking about.  Even the stranger in the white coat and white car who gave me a ride the other day had your eyes when she looked at me.

This time of year brings out the “Santa” in many of us.  It’s the spirit of giving which warms my heart… I want to thank you for continuing your journey throughout the world sprinkling joy to all who wish to receive.

Children around the world are those who truly see you loud and clear.. and its that belief I hang onto.  8-year-old Virginia had the courage to ask 114 years ago when she wrote a letter to the New York’s Sun she asked:

“DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old. “Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. “Papa says, ‘If you see it in THE SUN it’s so.'”Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?

 “VIRGINIA O’HANLON. “115 WEST NINETY-FIFTH STREET.”

Santa, the editor’s reply still leads me to tears, and every time, my belief in you grows stronger, and even my teenage children know in their hearts you exist among men and women.

So.. thank you Santa!  For bringing me joy every time I hear Ho Ho Ho throughout December and on Christmas day.

No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.

….. and I may add ADULThood 🙂

Have a great vacation Santa!  I love you and hope you and Mrs. Claus enjoy the quiet once the elves and reindeer go to visit their own families… woo woo!  Don’t forget to dim the lights and open a bottle of wine!  You deserve the downtime.

Love always

Kim

 

Keeping my eye out for the red and purple heart!


Here is Kelly’s letter to Santa!

Dear Santa,

I know it’s been a while…how have you and the gang been? I’m still living at my parents, dreaming big, focused on climbing the mountain and reaching my goals. I haven’t asked for help in years, which is probably why I’ve been spinning my wheels trying to get to where I want to go…ending up stuck.

This year I’m asking for some help…if you have a minute here is what I need help with, let me know what you can do to help me out. Take your time spread it out…it doesn’t have to all happen this Christmas.

I’m in the middle of a job negotiation, which is a true test of my self-worth. Unfortunately in the past I haven’t acknowledged my true self-worth, which resulted in pain, resentment, disillusion/confusion, and restlessness. This time I want to get paid what I’m worth, receive the benefits I deserve, and feel there is a genuine balanced between the job compensation and my time, talents, and skills. I need a job I can survive independently on, pay my bills/student loans, and enjoy life. If you can stick some negotiation tips into my stocking and sprinkle generosity into the hiring staff’s coffee that would rock!

My living situation is fine…I do have a roof over my head, a place to sleep, and food. The stress, clutter, and stagnate energy of living with my parents is costing me more than any rent I could ever owe a landlord. I need out…I need a place where I don’t feel like a prisoner to old tapes, childhood roles, and living patterns. What I’m looking for is a one bedroom apartment with hardwood floors, balcony for my 2 cats to hang outside, nice kitchen appliances, plenty of windows with a great view of the city or woods, ceiling fans, fireplace with mantel, fan in the bathroom, tub/shower combo, off street parking, plenty of closet space and kitchen storage, unique/charming atmosphere, safe location, close to work &/or bus line, Rent $500/month or cheaper that includes utilities, allows cats with a reasonable refundable deposit.

Some things I’ll need for my apartment: Couch or sofa, kitchen table with chairs for my friends/family to hang out at, TV/DVD combo, a big bookshelf, coffee table or chest, lamps, window shades/curtains, a couple fold up chairs for on the balcony, laptop, help me find my Mp3 player…it’s lost, stereo that can work independently and in my car, a couple area rugs, a welcome mat, and a water dish that circulates the water for Friar…he needs to stop drinking out of the toilet.

This next Christmas request is going to be a challenge…this will require work on my end as well as yours. Don’t stress over getting it for this year’s Christmas. My deepest desire is to find Mr. Perfect for Me…I’ve been making notes on what I’ve liked about guys I’ve dated in past and adding things I think I would want in a guy I’d want to spend the rest of my life with. I can send you the notes this Christmas Eve, we can work together with the Universe in making it happen!! If you are down with helping me out on this project give me a sign this Christmas…how about a red & purple heart shaped something…I’ll let you pick out how this sign will come. I know I need to shine up myself, and rediscover the parts of me I’ve hidden out of fear, and learn how to love myself so I can receive the love I want to receive from others…including my Mr. Perfect for Me guy!!

These are the things I need help with and want the most in my life. Anything else you throw in will be a bonus Santa!! I’ll keep my eye out for the red & purple heart! Thanks and love always, Kelly 🙂