A Different Kind Of Santa

November 16, 2011
By CaityBug SILVER, Mechanic Falls, Maine
CaityBug SILVER, Mechanic Falls, Maine
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Favorite Quote:
"I'm cracking skulls!" -Vernon (The Breakfast Club)

Santa Claus; A man who spends all of his time at the North Pole, making gifts with his Elfs, then on Christmas Eve, circles the globe to bring gifts to all the good children. Doesn't sound like much of a lesson, does it?
What if Santa stood for something else? What if he was a symbol for what the season of giving really is? Sure, he may not go around bringing material gifts to the children of the world, but what about another type of gift?
I believe Santa shows sharing, caring, giving, all of these things and more. I think the gift Santa gives, is the gift of compassion. the gift of wanting to give to another.
I think that is all something we should follow. We should all learn Santa's lesson.

The author's comments:
This piece was greatly inspired by a movie I saw recently titled "Cancel Christmas". It put a new, refreshing spin on the idea of Santa Claus and what he does. I believe this is a great way for everyone to look at the upcoming holiday seasons.

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