Santa Needed a Little Help – Savoring Fun Holiday Memories

 In Better Life, Focusing on the positive

It wasn’t fair! Each Christmas morning I would find wonderful presents under the tree for me, but Santa never brought anything for my mom and dad. I was a little disappointed in Santa, to say the least. My 7-year-old self decided it was time I took matters into my own hands. But what could I do? I didn’t have any money to buy them presents, much less have a way to go shopping without them. I was going to have to get creative.

As I looked around the house to get ideas, I noticed an empty medicine bottle my mom had been saving. Perfect! I made a little label and taped it to the outside. I filled it with water and then added a few drops of my mom’s perfume. Maybe she needed a lighter version of her favorite scent.

Dad was a little harder. I finally decided I would wrap a pair of his socks. I was sure he wouldn’t recognize them since he had so many. And don’t all white socks look the same anyway?

At last! My presents were ready to go under the tree on Christmas morning with tags that said: “From Santa.”

The big day finally came. I don’t’ know if my parents were more surprised or confused. But I think they quickly figured out the truth. They happily opened their special presents and expressed their thanks to Santa for finding them such fine gifts. I felt so happy! I was officially Santa’s helper.

I haven’t thought about that morning in quite a while, but it came to my mind the other day. I enjoyed much fun and laughter as I shared it with my husband and 14-year-old daughter!

What fun holiday memories can you recall that bring a smile to your lips? Be sure to share them and ask your friends and family about their happy memories, too. Savoring these special times feels so good!

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