Dear Santa, please

Reading the Santa letters from the kiddos in the community, got me to thinking that adults should write letters to Santa as well. So here goes mine.
Dear Santa,
I know it is too much to ask but peace on earth would be nice. I’d actually like for those people who spew hate on social media to lose their social media privileges. In fact, Santa, I’d like for the family to get back to being family. Get them off those phones and actually enjoying each other and talking. Is that possible?
Yes, Santa, I’ve been pretty good this year. I’m sure you can overlook the couple of times when I almost lost my temper with folks who shortchanged me or themselves. My patience with people who have a lack of common sense wains shorter than usual, the older I get. I also had one argument with my husband this year over something which really is petty I guess, but communication is important to me. To him now, too, I think.
I also got really busy a couple of days in running late and forgot to do my daily Bible reading. God forgives me so I am sure that you can too.
In the way of presents Santa, I actually think that all of us have more than enough. Kids and adults get things throughout the year which tends to make Christmas presents not be so appreciated as in the past. We need a renewed sense of compassion for other people and a keen eye to see those people who need something from us. We also need to truly remember in our hearts what Christmas is all about, and it’s not those brightly wrapped packages under the tree or the holiday lights everywhere or even the tree. I guess you could call that a reality check.
Of course Santa, I’d like a cure for cancer and other diseases that debilitate people. I’d even like a cure for my autoimmune disease. So many people are devastated by diseases every year and it touches their entire families. Living with such diseases makes some days especially difficult.
Families are also torn apart from within by each other. I’d like healing and reconciliation for them. It’s really not that much to ask in the greater scheme of things is it?
I’d also like for people who tend to be alone, not to be alone this year. Send someone to brighten their day, Santa. I’d also like for all shelter animals to find a loving home. There seems to be too many of them in shelters these days and while I wish I could adopt them all, it’s just not possible.

Health, happiness and love. That’s what I wish for friends and family. The world definitely needs more love.
Anything you can do to speed up the process of packing, moving and building a new house is appreciated. All of this has left me feeling somewhat discombobblated and I’m ready to get things back in place, organized and move forward.
For those who have lost someone this past year, I want them to be comforted and to feel peace about their loved one. Help them keep the memories alive of their special loved one.
I’d like for the government to go back to being for the people and not self-serving. Seems they all have forgotten the reason those positions were created in the first place. Certainly not for them to become rich and greedy and forget about those who elected them.
If the media could just leave the president alone for a few months, that would be awesome. I’m sure, if he didn’t have all of those distractions, we would really see a big difference in our country. If you could delete his Twitter account, that would be great too.
Here in our communities, the city and county both need more money and ways to get it other than our hard earned tax money.
Local businesses need, well more business. If you could get people to support those local businesses more, I know that would be appreciated by all. That includes us at the newspaper. We need to have more of a sense of community pride, like back several years ago.
Gratitude is something everyone needs. Seems there is so much complaining these days. We actually have much for which to be thankful. When you start complaining and express gratitude, your whole demeanor changes. So, Santa, send everyone some gratitude or maybe some special glasses so they could see their blessings clearer and brighter.
Along with that gratitude goes a renewed perspective concerning our attitude. We shouldn’t be sweating the little stuff and usually, not the big stuff either.
We also need a sense of urgency where life is concerned. No one is promised tomorrow so we should love everyone in our lives and be kind to them. It costs nothing for us to be kind.
For those people who needs jobs, Santa, open some doors for them. Give them hope.
Send someone to help those children who have no one. Let them know someone cares. I’d also like shelter for all of the homeless people. Charity should begin at home, but we’ve forgotten that. Remind us.
Just about everything I want is for other people Santa. I am way more blessed than I could have ever imagined and I thank God for those blessings. But if you really want to give me something, I’ll take dark chocolate with nuts. Chocolate, you see makes everything better. And I promise that I will share it with others.©2018

VICTORIA SIMMONS Is a columnist, author, motivational speaker, minister and publisher of The Georgia Post/Byron Buzz. Contact her at: vsimmons54@gmail.com

About vsimmons54

Veteran journalist of 40 years. Editor, Motivational Speaker, Ordained Minister, CEO of A Light in the Darkness Ministries, Copy Editor, Copywriting, Event Planner, Lensclusive Photography, Babbling Brook Consulting and Design, event planner and author. I love to write and speak and I love Jesus. I also do copy writing and editing. Recently co-authored Vanished Towns Revisited.
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