Whether Santa is real or
not really doesn't matter, as he has been endowed with some remarkable qualities that we can all learn from. In fact, in many ways, he is better able to show us true spirituality than even the average guru.
2. BE INTERESTED IN THE
PEOPLE AROUND YOU Laugh when people hug him. The first thing he did was let out a huge “Ho! Ho! Ho! Merrrrrrry Christmas!” “You grew that much in a year, Evie? What you been eating?”
4. REMEMBER TO THANK THOSE
WHO ENRICH YOUR LIFE Santa will settle for good health and more time with his loved ones. “Just another great year. Happiness with my wife, family. All my friends. A repeat of last year.”
5. DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE
ANY IMPORTANT INTERVIEW Santa has good enough conversation skills that he could show up and ad-lib, but being prepared boosts his credibility. And in Christmas land, as in the real world, “credibility is everything.”
7. THINKING BEFORE GIVING Considers
what is the most appropriate gift for each. “Too often we give without thinking like giving candy to a starving child when what they need is food.”
8. LISTENING CHILDREN’S REQUESTS Santa
listens to our requests and reads our letters. He takes the time to hear and pay attention, which we could all do a lot more of. “How often do we really listen to someone without judging them, or without imposing our own thoughts on them or telling them what we think is right for them?”
9. CHOOSE CREDIT RATHER THAN
MONEY We can all do more than we think we can, and we don’t need to be applauded. We can practice random acts of kindness quietly, simply, without bringing attention to ourselves.
10. FOCUS ON “THE GOOD”
ONLY No need to spread doom and gloom, no need to focus on what is wrong with ourselves or the world. By focusing on what is good we not only bring a lightness of spirit to others, but we also get to feel a lot better too.
BONUS : SANTA LIVES INSIDE
OUR HEART He knows where we live. In other words, he is inside every one of us. Santa is our true, authentic self that is there when we can let go of our ego-centered needs.
“We make a living by
what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” –Winston Churchill Happy Holidays and Happy Giving! Sompong Yusoontorn