This time of year many of us are focused on the 25th… and for anyone with kids in the family (their own, grandkids, nieces and nephews) that of a certain age a lot of the talk will revolve around Santa Claus. We are always asking kiddies what they want from Santa, and what the magical chubby fella could bring for them on the morning of the 25th is what childhood dreams and memories are made of for many.
Then… we get older… and nobody asks us what we want from Santa. Is it because we are becoming our “family Santa”? Is it simply because that is ‘kids stuff’ and no longer applies to us?
What if we still were surprised by Santa every year? What would we, as adults, be hoping to receive? Would we be most concerned with the little things that we all want like electronics and new socks? Or as we get more mature… would our focus change to being more giving to society and bettering our community. Would we ask for playgrounds and parks to be upgraded?
Would we ask that the family struggling to put food on the table be given our “share” this season?
I know this has little to do with Chiropractic… but sometimes I like to get these thoughts out there into the ether. In reality, we aren’t getting our magical mornings anymore… but it doesn’t mean we can’t achieve those things for which we covet for our fellow man. Be nice to each other. Help others when and where you can. Improve our community together, instead of simply waiting for improvements.
In this, the season of giving, let’s give our best to one another.