Do you believe in Santa Claus? Well, believe it or not, he's on his way and it's that time of year again to ask, Have you been naughty, or nice? Or perhaps the adult R-rated version, downright mean and nasty?
What I want to know after more than 2000 Christmases, and the annual overdose of proselytizing, sentimental holiday movies is, why do we still have to ask this question? When will we know without question we're on the 'good' list -- no matter how many times Santa checks it -- so we can be sure he'll bring us whatever our hearts desire?
Bah humbug, you say? Just silly kid stuff? Bear with me, I have a theory that might change your mind.
Proposition One: No one who is truly happy is nasty. No one. It's absolutely impossible. Look what a bit of happiness did for Scrooge! Just think of a time when you were blissfully happy; can you? Then remember how you reacted to any annoyance, large or small. You see? You dealt with it 'nicely' – and probably with a smile. Bliss is hard to hide.
That brings us to --
Proposition Two: The only thing that could make you blissfully happy – continuously -- is to KNOW you can have anything you truly desire in life, including perfect health and a heart full of love. That's bliss.
That brings us to –
Proposition Three: Believe like a child again, because what you believe WILL come true. Can that oft-repeated holiday formula actually work? Apparently our Christmas honoree, Jesus, thought so. Remember this?
"Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein."
"Bliss", "heaven", the "kingdom of God" – we're talking about the same thing. Santa and Jesus are offering the same deal! Easy as one, two, three...
1. Be good/happy (remember, you can't be nasty when you're happy) and --
2. Believe (completely -- like a child) that you can have whatever your heart desires and --
3. It's on it's way!
"Better watch out,
Better not cry,
Better not pout,
I'm tellin' you why –
Santa Claus is coming to town!"