A Day In The Life Of Liz, Christmas, Hallmark Movies, Magic, Santa

Do You Believe?

Hello Blog World! I must first apologize, I am terribly sorry I haven’t written a post in a while. I was sick, and then I went back to school and suddenly every professor realized finals was almost here and assigned lots of work. But, on the train this morning, I had an idea for a story, so I knew I had to make time for it.

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I took this on the It’s A Small World Ride in Disney Land last year!

Christmas is coming, and personally, I absolutely LOVE Christmas season, and I’ll tell you why. It’s not because of the presents, I actually like giving presents more than getting them. I love to see the look on people’s faces as I give them something I knew they’d love. I love the magic of the season, and I’m not talking about Santa Claus, I’m talking about people realizing that they can make a difference in a person’s life.

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One of my faves!

I believed in Santa for a long time, probably because I just loved the magic of it, I believed so hard that I even thought I heard him on the roof one year.

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Bruce and I on Christmas Eve!

But, I remember when I stopped believing in Santa, I was so upset. Christmas was ruined. I didn’t believe in the magic anymore, and I hated it.

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Santa Santa I know him!

But then, I found a newspaper in the street that same year that I stopped believing and right on the front page, an article called “Is There Really A Santa,” and I knew I had to read it.

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My Truest Form

And what I realized from reading an article in a newspaper that wasn’t even ours, was that, maybe Santa isn’t real. The man that we like to call Santa. But the Santa that is about hope, joy, magic, he’s real. The spirit of him lies within all of us. No matter your religion, your race, or your gender. Santa is about giving, it’s about lifting other people up when they need it the most. It’s about hope, knowing that each year on December 25th, Santa will arrive. It’s about believing in things you can’t see, can’t touch, can’t feel.

We can all be Santa. We can all go out off our way to give to people who can never repay us. We can all go to the Food Bank and volunteer for a day, knowing that they’ll never be able to do that for us. We can all spread joy, love, happiness, even if it’s just for a day. And why does that day have to fall on December 25th? We can all be Santa, all year long.

There is so much goodness in this world, every day people do things that surprise us and make us realize how amazing this world truly is. So, when I stopped believing in the magic of Santa, I started believing in the magic of the world, the magic that lies within every single one of us, to make this world better.

I believe in goodness, and magic and I believe that somewhere deep inside every single one of us lies the potential to be Santa. To make somebody so excited, so happy, and so joyful, without ever expecting anything in return.

So, I ask you, Do you Believe in Santa?

Freshman year we decorated our common room!

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