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Thursday, 21 December 2017

A Letter to Santa.


My grandson Dylan is writing his letter to Santa. Yes, he has been a good boy this year. He's done well at school, enjoyed his football club and taken great care of his little sister Ruby. So I think Santa will come down Dylan's chimney and leave a little something for him to enjoy.

If you were writing a letter to Santa, what would you ask for? a new cooker? a special book you've been longing to read? peace in the world? a new president? a smooth Brexit? the list is endless.  All these requests come with a warning, though, don't they. Will the new cooker be as good as the last one? will the new book be a disappointment? Will peace in the world take away all our challenges? Will the new president be worse than the last one? Is Brexit going to be a mistake or a success?

We are constantly having to make choices in this world, choices which affect ourselves, but as I get older, I find I'm making choices more for the way they will affect future generations.  We have come so far and yet there is so much further to go. When plastic was invented, it seemed to be the answer to many things, but now we learn that plastic in our oceans is killing the wildlife and will ultimately kill us because even the smallest creatures are ingesting it and passing it up the food chain. If you haven't seen it yet, Blue Planet 11 with David Attenborough, is a timely reminder of how we need to do something urgently about the plastic situation. Since that is uppermost in my mind today, I think my letter to Santa would read something about - please don't send me anything that is wrapped in plastic!



What would your letter to Santa say?


3 comments:

  1. Dear Santa, please give me another year to enjoy the beauty all around me, and thank you again and again for my new eyes after cataract surgery. The miracle of sight is enough of a gift for me to last a lifetime! :-)

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  2. Such a dear, dear picture. I'm happy kids still write to Santa. My grandchildren are still a bit young, but I hope they will as they get older. The asking for world peace reminds me of the scene(s) in Groundhog Day. Have you watched it? Makes me laugh just thinking of it.

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  3. What a precious picture, Dylan is such a happy and content young man.
    I'm looking at the time on my computer and within one hour Father Christmas will be making deliveries all over England, I hope Dylan is pleased with his gifts.
    The happiest of Christmases to you and those you love Star !
    Much love,
    ~Jo
    x

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