To watch the children standing in line waiting to sit on Santa’s lap at the mall surrounded by amazing holiday lighting and decoration provides a unique and joyful experience simply for the looks on their little faces.
Some are so very excited to tell the Bearded Jolly One that they have been good little boy or girl all year and all about (in grand detail) what they hoped to find under the tree on Christmas morning.
“Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.” ~ Walt Disney
Others were tense with fear as they had seen other children come away in tears. What was going to happen when they were perched for their one on one with Saint Nicholas?
Will he see in their cherub faces that there may have been a very few occasions of saying no to Mommy or would he already know about that one little temper tantrum? Was he all-knowing and had they already been put on the naughty list? Oh My!
The innocent respect for this jolly character who they have been told has total control over all gift giving is mesmerizing when you sit back and witness the hopeful faces of children waiting to take their turn. Their blissful connection with toys and dreams should be a lesson for us all – to learn and grow and imagine all of the possibilities.
This holiday season now in full swing brings with it a desire to be happy, be cheerful and be thankful for all that we have and that a new and more prosperous new year is on the way. In giving thanks for all that we have, it is easier and more apparent that we do indeed have the option for rejoicing and for much laughter.
“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
So, to you my friends, have a wonderful holiday celebration of life – enjoy what you have now and be inspired with your plans and what you hope to accomplish in 2013. Here’s to the good life filled with laughter good cheer!
“It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.” ~ Charles Dickens