Thanks to my dentist brother, I no longer need my two front teeth. Mine are porcelain and hopefully will last until the day I depart. No, I not going to comment on the current political climate. After all, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Who wants to engage in that drama?
I want All children to have:
- A bed, clean clothes, and enough to eat
- A free, public education of quality and opportunity
- Access to higher education, whether it be career tech or university
- To be judged by the content of their character, not their color, language, nor disability
- To live without fear
Now if that’s not enough, my personal Santa list is:
- Nothing I can’t wear, use, nor eat. I’m in no need of dust collectors. In fact, a case of paper towels or toilet paper would be great, as would a Christmas card or a phone call. (Please no fruitcake.)
- For all of my friends and family to make a charitable donation to those in need. Be creative: animal shelters greatly appreciate your ragged towels and blankets; donate your unused canned goods to a food bank; give a beggar a McDonald’s gift card. Donate used books, toys, clothing, etc. to a shelter. Every public school in America is in need of something–pencils, paper, crayons, books. Figure it out.
- Remember our animal friends. Feed the birds, adopt a puppy, kitten, or a goldfish.
- Spread the spirit. You don’t have to be a millionaire to help those less fortunate.
As I was driving home today, the radio DJ said: I LOVE this time of year because people are so kind and nice. May you embrace the most wonderful time of the year.