"You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout,
I'm telling you why...
Santa Claus is coming to town."
As a child, my family celebrated Christmas in a pretty traditional way.
(the little santa above is from my childhood)
I can still remember going thru the list above to make sure I was following all the rules...
Most important to be good, be nice.
After all, I had Santa watching.
And then we would add the nativity set --- so that sweet little baby in the manger was
likely keeping an eye on me too.
Really better be good.
Don't you just wish, don't you just want at the top of all of our
wish lists for that rule to apply all year.
Better be good.
Oh my, if we could just offer compassion, understanding, empathy --
if we could just give a little more when there feels like nothing is left,
what a great place we would live in.
And so I resurrected a past post: "On doves & peace & kindness"
as a reminder. This has been on my mind, weighing heavy on my heart for some time.
There is enough blame & judgement & anger in this world, let's offer
a truce --- an olive branch.
I want a bumper sticker, a shirt, a tattoo, a yard sign, a pin that says that.
Maybe I just need to start me a movement...
Be Nice, pass it on....