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12/12/15 Weekend Grif.Net – Does Santa Exist?

12/12/15 Weekend Grif.Net – Does Santa Exist?

I don’t want to come off like I’m being too hard on =
5-year-olds, but they tend to have grossly unrealistic expectations of =
the world.

 

For instance, when a 5-year-old girl in Seattle heard =
her poor mother hinting that maybe "Santa" might not have the =
cash to bring Christmas presents this year, she embarked on what =
probably seemed like a reasonable solution. She wrote a letter to Santa =
with her Christmas wishes (a doll, a tea set, some pants).  She =
tied it to a couple of balloons. Then she sent it off under the =
drastically incorrect assumption that it would somehow find its way to =
Santa’s shop at the North Pole.

 

It didn’t, =
of course, but it went further than you might think – the note =
made it from Seattle to an empty field in Northern California , nearly =
700 miles away. And that’s where it should have stayed, to be ground up =
by some farm equipment months later.

 

But the =
Sanderson family, who owned the property, happened to stumble across =
it.

 

Why would they particularly care about the piece of =
paper they found in the mud with Spanish writing on it? They couldn’t =
even read Spanish, after all.  But they had a ranch hand who could, =
and they had him translate.

 

They =
realized it was a little girl’s unassuming plea to Santa for some simple =
Christmas gifts.  They went out and bought all of the gifts, and =
shipped them to her.

 

After all, =
Santa Claus does exist, if we want him to.

 

[adapted =
from a news article by David Wong]

 

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Dr Bob Griffin =

bob@grif.net www.grif.net =

"Jesus Knows Me, This I =
Love!"