I know it’s December 15th and I know I’m late, it’s not like me to leave things to the last minute or be so disorganized, but I’m hoping you might have some extras lying around that you could perhaps set aside for me? Only if there’s time. I don’t want your elves to work any overtime for this, I would rather they were able to spend more time with their families.
I also have no idea if I’m on the Naughty or Nice list. My fingers are crossed that I made the Nice List, even if only by the skin of my teeth. I promise to do better next year, but it’s just like flossing…I really try, but after about a week or two it just stops. I can’t explain it.
My requests, if possible, for this Christmas:
Strength of Character – I would love the ability to stay true to myself. To do the right thing at the right time and to actually know what that might be. To be unapologetically me (unless I’m being an asshole, then I’ll apologize) and to avoid the “shoulds” or the, at times, overwhelming desire to just go the easy way, even if it’s not the truest path for myself.
Humility and Humour – I am also asking for the ability to make mistakes and to laugh at them and myself when I need to. To be accountable and responsible for my actions and to ensure that they align with who I want to be, every time.
An open mind, warm heart and kind soul. That’s all.
Softness of Spirit – I can have an edge. It has served me well, but the ability to let that guard down and perhaps extend more understanding to my fellow man is something that I desire.
I have been truly blessed with some amazing people in my life and I believe that with these gifts I can honour them in better ways.
If this letter sounds sappy or sentimental, I blame the Rum and Eggnog, it might be a bit stronger than usual and is having a warming and “I love you man” effect. I hope that doesn’t move me over to the Naughty List!
Santa, your efforts are truly appreciated. I know your delivery schedule is tight and I’m throwing you a curveball here, but you have a magical way of making it all work. I know that the children love you and that you receive plenty of treats throughout your route, but I really hope that you get a vacation after this. Somewhere warm. With Mrs. Claus. You deserve it.
Warmest and Kindest Regards,
P.S. If you happen to have extra any Cadbury’s Chocolate Buttons hanging about, I would not say no if they “fell” into my stocking.
P.P.S. A lovely red wine goes well with chocolate, just sayin!
P.P.P.S. It’s possible that MFW might ask for another hat, he doesn’t need any more hats. Don’t tell him I said that. Damn. Naughty List again.