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A Letter From Santa: Oh Yes We Can!

A Letter From Santa: Oh Yes We Can!

Did you ever notice that extraordinary things happen at this time of year? Last week we wrote about how we consider Santa to be a great Yogi, and then out of nowhere we received a touching letter from him:

Dear Ed and Deb,

Unfortunately, Mrs. Santa does not agree with you that I am a great Yogi. She says that just because I can fly and have many different names, it is no indication of spiritual attainment, and that I still have a long way to go. For instance, she says I first have to learn how to wash the dishes and sweep the floor! So, sadly, I must hand back your accolade and ask you to simply refer to me as an old man with a few magical powers who likes to make people happy!

However, I would like to take this opportunity to offer a Christmas message to all your readers. I started giving presents to young and old as a way to make everyone feel more appreciated and happier. I thought that would lead to everyone treating each other a bit more nicely, and that we would become more caring and friendly to one another. But it seems that my message of kindness and generosity has become somewhat lost amidst the shopping bags. We may be kind to our families but we tend to forget about anyone else.

I would like to tell your readers that I believe in peace and kindness for all. So if they want, they can join me by opening their hearts, not just their wallets, and recognize that we are all one big human family and we all need to be loved and appreciated, whatever color our skin may be or whatever our name is. Yes we can! And we can do this not just for one day a year, but for every day of the year. Do good and be good!

I have friends who say, “Think with your heart and not with your head.” Everyone needs to be appreciated and loved. I remember when you guys worked in the kitchen in a homeless shelter. You served those dear ones food and, as I recall, everyone had big smiles on their faces. Just as when you volunteered at Hospice.

We can all just stop for a moment and say, “Oh, yes we can!” Because there is nothing we can’t do with a loving heart. It is by truly believing this that I am able to deliver presents to children all around the world all at the same time!

Thank you for letting a caring old man say what he really feels. I can hear Rudolph calling so I have to head back to help the tireless elves at work, before I go to Mrs. Santa’s kitchen for a dishwashing lesson!

Happy Holidays to all,



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9:42AM PST on Dec 11, 2012

Thank you

8:47AM PDT on Sep 20, 2011

Christmas is 96 days away.

4:34PM PST on Dec 24, 2010

Ho, ho, ho! And a merry Christmas everyone!

10:52AM PST on Dec 24, 2010


1:13PM PDT on Oct 30, 2010

This is one of the reasons I've always said that the day I stop believing in Santa Claus is the day I'm too old to live another day.

7:56AM PDT on Sep 8, 2010

Of course there is Santa! He lives in Finland! In Korvatunturi on NorthPole! I have known him all my life =D have'nt you??
Santa I've been soooooo good this year!

2:01AM PDT on Sep 7, 2010


3:18AM PDT on Jul 12, 2010

What a fine letter! Oh, yes, we can! Santa, you are real, we believe in you. Even though we wait till December to receive you, we know that you are here , among us all through the year. Otherwise how can there be so much love and care still in this world ? It pains to hear that Mrs .Santa makes you wash the dishes on cold winter evenings.

2:59AM PST on Mar 9, 2010

lovely story

9:51AM PST on Jan 3, 2010

Hi all- as we come into the New Year let us put our best foot forward and be a friend to ourselves and to others.

May life be a blessing, a treasure, a joy and FUN!

Ed & Deb

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