I grew up in a household of "believers".
Me and my sibs were fortunate to have eager and well-meaning parents who raised us believing in Santa.
I can still recall Santa's gifts to me particularly my most favorite - my "Day and Night Barbie doll"...
|Still have this little beauty|
.....and remember the huge Voltron Robot my brother got!
|This guy brings back memories of Keith! Sigh!|
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Yes, we wrote our letters..
we got our wishes...
and we eventually discovered THE CABINET where "all the magic happens"...
|Image from http://www.noddegamra.co.uk/man-finds-woman-living-in-closet/199/|
But despite all the skeptics I've encountered throughout my life, and of course, the "disappointment" I felt when I discovered the "magic Cabinet", I was determined to make my kids believe..
WHY you ask?
This is WHY...
|"I can't believe it, I can't believe it!"|
The happiness and genuine delight in discovering something on Christmas morning is just an awesome feeling! Imagine, a big old man in a red suit, took the time and effort to fly half-way across the globe just to bring you presents!!!!
It was not about the present at all ( most of the time), it was about the the thought of someone magical giving it to me!!!
|Just look at him!|
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I still feel the giddiness I felt when I was little whenever I see my kids face light up on Christmas morning when they see the milk glass emptied, the cookies gone and the presents there-
that to me is where the real magic is!
We all believe in something that is beyond what we understand - be it GOD, Allah, or the Universe. And though we may not see these beings, we know they are there. And though I do not worship Santa, the magic he brings every Christmas is very special to me, as a "believer".
My kids have asked me all sorts of question about how things are made possible in one night. Especially my older one, he always wonders about how Santa does "his thing".
And that wonder is what makes him write to Santa year in and year out, challenging him with weird requests (saber tooth tiger skull last year and for this year, video games not yet released!), so that he may continue believing.
And you know what, even if he doesn't get his weird requests sometimes, he is the one who manages to answer the questions for us! Simply Amazing! That is because I can feel, he wants to believe and continue believing in this great man!
So to all you "Smart ones" out there who still keep on insisting that SANTA IS NOT REAL, and who keep trying to convince us believers that "you know better". Well, I say to you - heckle us all you want, cajole us into Not believing all you want, but in end, you will not succeed!
Because SANTA CLAUS is not just a person to us, he is the epitome of the magic and wonder of the Christmas season, and that to me, can NEVER be altered or changed by any smartie!
Have a Magical Christmas everyone!! HOHOHOHO!!!