Life Lessons from Santa Claus

Santa Claus

Things I have learned from Santa Claus!

Generally speaking, I am a glass is half full person and so when I saw this HuffPost about Santa it was right up my alley.

My outlook on life makes my life as a mom, nurse and social worker a good choice for me because I am able to see a silver lining in almost any situation.

It is a gift which was blessed upon me and nurtured by my grandmother throughout my young life and very early adulthood.

In my work, it is easy to see people, who do not have the qualities that Santa Claus has which keep him going year after year bringing joy and happiness to others.

He does not do his work alone…he has a strong social support and lives in a long-term committed relationship. He gives of himself and his generosity contributes to his happiness.

His lifestyle is a balance of work and play.

So in his essence…Santa Claus can show us how to be a happy, productive person albeit an overweight one who smokes…

But after all no one is perfect!

via What Santa Claus Can Teach The Rest Of Us About Living Well.

He enjoys the benefits of a long-term, committed relationship.*

And he has a strong social network.*

Santa is ridiculously happy.

He knows the value of generosity.

He doesn’t have a sitting job.

Santa has a strong work ethic.

But his work-life balance is great, too.

* My choices for the most important qualities that influence a person’s life and happiness.




Surviving the coming week …

I wish I had some great tips for surviving the week before Christmas

It just seems that sometimes I cannot wait until December 26th when time returns to normal…

This year I am looking at the holiday through the eyes of a three year old grandchild.

Three is a wonderful age…Santa is real… the Elf on the Shelf is real…and the mysterious wonder surrounding the appearance of random candy canes in the Advent Calendar every morning is a delight.

Hiding gifts is not too difficult…three year olds are not snoopy..,

Thank goodness for  shopping online…and good weather.

Hats off to FedEx … USPS… and …UPS …what  I do without them?

Now, if only the tree was fully decorated…but that will happen  and the stockings will be hung and …

soon it will be Christmas.

Santa will arrive…the Elf will depart

and all the squeals of surprise will sound.

… it will all be over in the wink of an eye …until 2012!