Friday, September 21st, 2018

3 Lessons We Can Learn From Santa Claus

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Vintage Santa Claus Poster


This was tweeted to me by Janet Gray follow her on Twitter @JanetGrayBoomer, yesterday. It was originally a blog post on Huffington Post by Ed and Deb Shapiro.

For you I have condensed it down to what I call the Power 3s saving you time.

“If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.”

~Bob Hope

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.

1. He asks us to be good.

This is significant considering many of us so often act selfishly and greedily. By being good he means being kind, generous, considerate and thoughtful.

He gives to everyone, whoever and wherever they are, all at pretty much the same time. And he does it without asking for anything in return (except for the odd glass of milk and cookies). This indicates he has a truly generous heart, one that takes great joy in giving without needing to receive, which is a very important lesson, as giving with no expectation of getting is the quickest route to happiness. Through giving to others, à la Santa, we get away from selfishness and neediness.

2. He has no need for recognition.

He seems to have psychic abilities, flies in the sky with reindeer, descends chimneys without getting covered in soot and goes by many names and forms, all while remaining extraordinarily elusive. Has anyone actually ever seen him? The lesson here is that 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.

3. He’s filled with joy and lifts our spirits at the darkest time.

We can do the same for each other. There’s no need to spread doom and gloom or 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.

As Winston Churchill said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

What does Santa Claus represent to you?



About the author: Boomer54 Mark is the publisher and senior editor of Baby Boomer Talk Online. He likes to be helpful to other boomers sharing useful information he gleans from the web. He attempts to go through life being positive and spreads this to the boomer world via email with inspirational quotes and videos. He is living in America’s finest city, San Diego, with his wife, The Red Headed Trip , and his two Boxer Dogs, Gabe and Luke.

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