Along the journey towards the greater, there are many small, daily steps to better understand oneself, God, and others. This is one of my “daily steps”.
It’s the feast of #stnicholas and also #friday of our #advent week dedicated to #hope.
As is tradition, my family put their shoes out for St. Nick and he brought us candy as promised. It’s part of the reason my oldest was up at 2:30 AM, good thing St. Nick had come by then.
Their excitement over just a few pieces of candy (which they actually forgot to beg us to eat) was palpable. It made me spirited enough to ask “What do you want for #Christmas boys?” on the way to school. When we stopped in the parking lot, I had to pause to record just because I was so enamored with the imagination they each had. They started with normal toys – hand held games and Pokémon, but then their creativity got the best of them. One of my boys has a tall order for #santa… a transformer that transforms on its own into half a dozen things (just watch the video). But the best part was when he said “I want a chair… and someone to sit in that chair.”⠀
He was just on a creative roll. But it made me think – Perhaps that’s the wish of many people who find the holiday season lonely or too quiet. They just want a chair and someone to sit in it and engage in conversation and imagine the possibilities that come with hope.
I look at my son dreaming of all the possibilities and the song from #johnlennon comes immediately to my mind
“You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one.”
Who can you pull up a chair to today and sit and imagine all the possibilities that come with #hope?