As I Sit here and think back on my child hood and remember the Simple Joy I experienced This time of year in anticipation of Christmas day I am reminded of so many wonderful memories that make this time of year so special to me.
Baking Holiday Treats and then of course eating them while watching the blinking lights on the decorated Christmas tree.
During this time of the year No matter what you believe or how you practice it we can all take the time to smile at each other and Extend seasons greetings For this is the time to forgive and allow Joy of the Holiday's to fill your heart.
GFC you are Close friends to me and my heart is full of joy to have you all so close to me in this holiday I appreciate every one of you truly. GFC would not be the same for me if even one of you was not here.
Yes GFC there is a Santa as long as we keep the spirit of joy, forgiveness and peace alive As long as there is always happiness in our heart and Kindness in our words to each other then yes GFC there will always be a Santa.
I love you all....Happy Holidays and may your holiday be filled with Peace and blessings
Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no VIRGINIAS. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.
Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that's no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.
You may tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, VIRGINIA, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.
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.