Photo provided by Nichole MCH Photography
By the time you are reading this, Christmas is in our rearview mirror.
For some reason this Holiday Season, I was thinking about Santa Claus. What made him so special to me as a child, and why does he still give me this warm and fuzzy feeling as an adult?
The child part is easy—I was a greedy little tyke who wanted toys. And this jolly old fat man with a beard delivered them to me. (This could be the very reason I keep my whiskers at stubble length and try to suck in my gut for pictures so I am not mistaken for him).
The adult part of the question takes a little more thought.
Is it the warm feelings of childhood memories that continue to endear me? No, I think not.
The spirit of kindness and giving are the qualities that make Santa so special.
He is a caring and benevolent individual. Those are attractive qualities for everyone.
So, in my case, unfortunately, I may be starting to LOOK MORE LIKE Santa, but I want to BE MORE LIKE Santa with my caring and philanthropy.
Want to join me on my sleigh this year?
We can take this ride together.