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Dear Santa

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Dear Santa, It's been quite a while since I last wrote you. More than 20 years, I'm sure. I realized that I had believed in a magical person who could make good things happen once a year for those who were good people. Somehow, you were able to reach all the world in a night and give gifts and joy to all. I stopped believing in a magical, rotund joy-bringer. The magic slightly left when I found out my parents were responsible for the gifts. For some reason, I felt that was somehow less amazing (even though they had to rely on hard work and low income rather than magic...). It took years until I had a child of my own to realize that Santa wasn't a single person, but anyone who did all they could to bring happiness to their families and friends, neighbors and colleagues, and total strangers. Since then I've been the best Santa I could for my family. Every year I do what I can to enrich the lives around me (and not just in December.) Most importantly, I try to give all a father can to his son. Wisdom, empathy, Love and Joy. This year, it seems like the Workshop has been down for maintenance. I've done everything I knew was right, put my heart and mind in the right place, and still I feel like my family won't get the Santa they need this year. I wonder how many other Santas have been here. Countless, I'm betting. So what do we do? We explain that we love more than money can ever show. More than all the toys and books could ever hope to replace. We tell them that they would have the world if it were ours to give, but this year will have to be just a little less plentiful. Why should I feel ashamed? I did what I could and will never stop that. But the twinge of shame is still there hanging on to every thing on my son's Christmas list that I won't be able to afford. Even more when you hear the words "It's o.k., Dad." from a 9 year old who had to hear his father say Christmas will be light this year. Being consoled by a 9 year old is humbling to the core. So, Santa, I'm not asking for a new car or a great phone or even a new pack of socks (which I got just about every year and never once put them on a list...) I just want peace-of-mind. To know that this Santa isn't the only one who has ever felt that they should have done more. To know that it will get better the more I push farther and work harder. To see that others have been here and it can all work out. A penny per person is all I'm really asking. Just to show that there are those who understand. No goals or expectations. Simply, empathy. Sincerely, A loving Husband and Father

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