Merry Christmas All!

Sunday, December 24, 2017 | by Joe Morey |

It's Christmas Eve everyone, my favorite time of the year. A time we get to put all of our troubles at the back of our minds and cherish those moments we spend with our families.

I came across this piece about Santa Clause I wanted to share with our readers. It was a paragraph written by a New York Sun editor back in 1897 after an 8-year old girl wrote a letter to the newspaper asking if Santa was real.

The little girl, Virginia, asked her father if Santa was real and the father responded to his little girl to write a letter to the Sun and, he said, "If you see it in the Sun, it's so."

And here is the paragraph that Francis Church wrote in response to her question;

"“Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! How dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.”

Church turned Santa into a symbol for mankind's potential for goodness, kindness and love. And in today's hardened society, we need that. So set aside your troubles, your differences and enjoy the season... and look forward to Santa's arrival tonight!

Merry Christmas all...

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