A friend posted the following video on his Facebook page. As I clicked on it, I recalled seeing it last year. As holiday travelers scanned their boarding passes, Santa came on a screen and talked to them, both children and adults, asking what they wanted for Christmas.
This time, as I watched the video, tears welling up in my eyes, I asked myself what would I ask Santa for?
And I thought.
And thought some more.
I thought about what the people in the video asked for:
I really don't need another tablet, or a choo choo train. My sock and underwear drawer is kind of full at the moment.
I'm really not interested in a big screen television, right now. I don't even watch the small one I have now, and I realized having another one would take away from what precious free time I already struggle to find.
Then I looked around the house for other things I might need. Nothing came to mind.
What about non-material things?
No, I don't want Santa to bring me a boyfriend. Or a dog. Or a cat. Or a roommate. Or any of the appliances that are breaking down.
I did finally come up with something:
I want Peace for those with troubled hearts, because of:
- Grief over the loss of loved ones;
- Pain from whatever source, whether emotional or physical;
- Relationship problems;
- Family troubles;
- Intrapersonal struggles
I want Peace between people, whether the differences are based on religion or culture; gender identification or sexual orientation; or economic status.
I want Peace on our planet, as we strive for a balance between commercial and environmental concerns.
That's what I want.
Please Santa, bring us Peace.