On our way to a Christmas gathering, our family was sharing stories about how everyone found out that there was no Santa Claus. Then the conversation shifted to how it is a societal lie to tell children this…
I think that perspective is misplaced.
I have never told my four adult children that Santa Claus does not exist. Why? Well, because that would be a lie.
No, I haven’t lost my mind. Santa Claus is not a real being but a spirit. Santa is the spirit of giving anonymously without expecting anything in return.
Christmas allows us to teach our kids and ourselves this principle. Granted it is interesting that we teach this principle by having an old man, in a red suit, judging us all year long, then breaking and entering into our house :):):). But hey, he is leaving things and not taking them so we will cut him some slack. Ha!
As you mature, you need less and want to give more-maybe it has to do with trying to make our way into Heaven! Man, I’m on fire today.
One of the biggest “Santa lessons” is that as you give you receive. People ask us how we can give our energy to so many people and the truth is, at the end of the day we are all pretty jazzed up about how many people we are able to help! The energy we pick up from the patient experience flows over to the next patient. I give then I receive and then I can give again. There’s an infinite supply especially in a profession like chiropractic where human touch is utilized as a healing instrument.
In regards to health, it is very important to be on the giving end because it helps your self esteem, which helps your outlook/your physical posture/your mood etc. Giving of your talents, your time, and your love can be transformational in giving you the energy to make better life choices.
So Santa’s CLAUSE is that if you give of yourself, you will receive more in return. It is wonderful how that works! That person then pays it forward and boom, a giving tsunami takes place.
**In that spirit, we will give away a supplement each month in 2023 to a patient who responds to my social media or emails. Then, hopefully that patient can pay it forward to someone else! So please share our post and emails with your friends and family so that we may help as many people as possible.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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