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Today I Love Santa Claus

feet and coffee by the fire
I wish they made felt pack slippers!

Today I love Santa Claus and the little bit of him that is in each and every one of us that, when taken as a whole, makes him the most amazing of all the magical creatures that dwells on this earth in the hearts of humanity. I love that he freely admits that he needs all of us to help him to exist and to do all the things that he is capable of. I love that he is fully aware of what contributions others make to keep his spirit alive and that in return he gives what we all give and then adds a pinch of magic to make it just that little bit more wonderful. I love getting the opportunity to do my small part every year, and I love that I start thinking of the things I can do each year on the day of our local Santa Claus Parade, which happened today. I love that even though the parade was well over an hour long I stood and watched the whole thing and even though I could not feel my feet by the end of it (should have worn the felt pack boots) I still hung out until Santa showed up and ho ho ho’d his way past us. I love this time of the year.

Today I love that we made it to the market and had breakfast before the parade, and I love that we got the things we needed and even a couple of things that just caught our eyes, like a new knitting book and a big ol’ bag of heirloom carrots. I love that we have started taking our own reusable plates to get our breakfast on and it’s working out quite well. I love that no one looks oddly at us and some look like they were just given a great idea. I love that we haven’t used or thrown out a paper plate in over a month. I love that we also take reusable containers to get our other market stuff in and so we’re not throwing out plastic bags as much as we used to.

Today I love long underwear. I love felt pack boots (why didn’t I wear them?). I love that last night I had a great game of curling with my friend Anne and it was back and forth for a bit but she won in the end. I love that last night’s game was the first time this team of mine was ever in the lead for a while and that made them happy. I love that Anne taught me a lot about curling when I first started playing the game and it is always fun to play against her.

Today I love drinking coffee in front of the fireplace while my frozen feet slowly thaw out.

Today I Love Santa Claus


Kelly Babcock

I was born in the city of Toronto in 1959, but moved when I was in my fourth year of life. I was raised and educated in a rural setting, growing up in a manner I like to refer to as free range. I live in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or more generations. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 50 and have been both struggling with the new reality and using my discoveries to make my life better. I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about having ADHD and one that is a daily positive affirmation that acts as an example of finding the good in as much of my life as I possibly can.

Find out more about me on my website: writeofway.

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Babcock, K. (2019). Today I Love Santa Claus. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 6, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/today-i-love/2019/11/today-i-love-santa-claus/

 

Last updated: 16 Nov 2019
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