Monday, December 24, 2012

Lessons Learned From Santa

Merry Christmas everyone! It's Christmas Eve and Santa is on his way, bringing gifts to all good little girls and boys. We could learn a few lessons from the jolly old man. 
  1. Make your lists and check them twice
  2. Nice is better than naughty (in most cases)
  3. Laugh all the way through life
  4. Be merry and bright
  5. Give from the heart
  6. Keep a sense of anticipation, wonder and surprise
  7. Take a moment to enjoy the cookies and milk
  8. Believe in magic, and in yourself

"It came without ribbons! It came without tags!
 It came without packages, boxes or bags!
 Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before.
'Maybe Christmas,' he thought, '
doesn't come from a store.
Maybe Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more.'" 
Theodore Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss)


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