My friend Lisa made a great post on her family blog about how Santa is real and I loved it, so much so I asked if I could share it! I have never thought of Santa in this way, but as I have been a recipient of real Santa’s in my life, once at Christmas, and once at Thanksgiving, and currently as we have been receiving gifts for the 12 days of Christmas (thank you Secret Santa!) I see what she means! Here’s Lisa’s post:
No, seriously, Santa is real. No, I’m not crazy.
I learned a long time ago that the gifts that I got from Santa growing up were primarily from my parents. That is one of the reasons I always found it funny that my mom, through the years, still gave gifts from “Santa.” I would bring it up and she would adamantly say, “Yes, there is a Santa!”
Okay, Mom, maybe you’re crazy. Oh, but she isn’t!
You see one year she explained to me her reasoning as to why Santa is real. She said “Santa is anyone who wants to give a gift anonymously to others.” I have thought about that and have come to the conclusion that Santa is in fact real.
I saw a news story about someone who went to a Kmart and wanted to help out and pay off most of people’s layaway bills, which when the news got out, another man went and paid off thousands of dollars for people. They are Santa.
I have seen efforts and have been involved in efforts for people who weren’t going to be able to give their kids a Christmas and people have pulled together to make sure the families were taken care of. They are Santa.
Santa is a person who leaves a Christmas treat on someones doorstep just because they were thinking about them and wanted to give them a smile (and a few extra calories ;).
Santa is anyone who shares the pure love of Christ – Charity. Because you see, this season is really all about our Savior Jesus Christ and his birth and a time to remember all that he has done for us. So this Christmas season, have a little Charity in your life. Pay attention to the needs of those around you.
If you have a feeling that you should do something, if its a good feeling/act of service, DO IT!Be someone’s Santa.