When you work with children during this time of year, sooner or later one of them will ask, “Do you believe in Santa?” I usually give a quick “Of course I do!” then change the subject because there are some cans of worms you just don’t want to open, especially with other people’s children.
However, I’ve often thought if I were to give a longer answer, this is what I would say…
I believe in Santa Claus.
I believe in the generosity of mind and spirit,
in listening to others, their wants and needs and acting on them.
I believe in Christmas Elves.
I believe in hard work and a positive attitude,
in the satisfaction of a job well done.
I believe in Santa’s Reindeer
I believe in pushing yourself to reach new heights,
in being steadfast and reliable and occasionally attempting the impossible.
I believe in the Christmas Star and the Christmas Spirit.
I believe in looking up for guidance and for help in finding your way,
I believe in having faith in people
and in trusting that there is still so much good in the world.