Letter to Santa

posted on 15th of december, 2011

Dear Santa,

I can't believe it's time once again to deck the halls.

Sitting down to write my list of wishes this year,
I realize something is different.

While you know I appreciate all the bright, shiny gifts
you've brought me in the past
(I DO love gold!),
this year I find my desires turning to simpler things.

So Santa here's a list of my wishes for Christmas this year.

Santa, I wish I would remember to take the time to show the important people in my life how very special they are to me.

And Santa, I wish I could slow down enough to appreciate all the simple pleasures life can bring.

Santa, I wish you could please give me the ability to find inspiration by looking at the beauty that surrounds me through the lens of my camera.

Santa, this is important, I wish people would start to respect each other again.

My momma taught me if you can't say something nice about someone you shouldn't say anything at all. This could not be more true in the age of mass media. So Santa, I wish people would stop using social media as a bully pulpit. Just because we can say something anonymously doesn't give us a license to be rude. I wish people wouldn't say something online they wouldn't say to someone's face.

And with an election year approaching in the US,
I wish our politicians would remember this as well.
Although I doubt they will.

I'm not old enough to be a Child of the Sixties (I was literally a child in the sixties),

but Santa I think they could teach us a few things worth wishing for.

And Santa, this is always a good time of the year to remember those less fortunate than ourselves, and wish for ways to do what we can to help.

Finally Santa,
We are a big, beautiful world full of diverse beliefs and religions.
So Santa I wish everyone, everywhere would honor and respect the beliefs of others.

And for those of us who call ourselves Christian,
I wish we would remember that the true meaning of Christmas has nothing to do with the giving and receiving of gifts.

Well Santa, that's what I want for Christmas
I'm baking your favorite cookies.
And I'll be waiting for you under the mistletoe.


PS After reading through my list, I realize you can't make my wishes come true.
Only I can do these things. And try to influence others to do the same.
Thanks anyway!

PSS But if you wanted to stuff my stocking with a TIFF, W-EL, P-EL, or even an SR-EL on Christmas morning, that would be okay too!

Comments (12)

Posted by Karenfoleyphotography on December 22, 2011
Thanks everyone for the kind comments!

Happy Holidays! K-
Posted by Dmccale on December 19, 2011
love it Merry Christmas
Posted by Giannit on December 18, 2011
Have a great christmas!
Posted by Egomezta on December 16, 2011
Great blog, I really enjoy it... Congratulations.
Posted by Rosedarc on December 16, 2011
Nice blog, best wishes for Christmas!
Posted by Laurasinelle on December 16, 2011
Great blog! Best wishes!
Posted by Cammeraydave on December 16, 2011
Very nice letter !
Posted by Nero67 on December 16, 2011
Wonderful blog!!!
Posted by Mariaam on December 16, 2011
Wonderful written letter! I wish you happy holidays!
Posted by Francy874 on December 16, 2011
Nice blog! I hope Santa Claus will grant your wishes :-)
Posted by smartview27 on December 16, 2011
Beautiful wishes, especially the last one !
Posted by Peanutroaster on December 15, 2011
Wonderful! Have a great holiday!

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