Dear Santa, 


(this little girl loved talking to Santa as she wrote but this year her voice quivered.). “Every year I’ve asked you for toys…and every year you have delivered.”


But this year is a little different (just this year…let me make that clear!) for I am old enough now to have been aware of what’s been happening this year.


Although school has been a combination of real and virtuality

I have learned a bunch of new words…like this one…humanity.


Which is why my first wish this year would be to please start intervening and help every person in the world to understand its meaning.


This year I wish you, Mrs. Claus and all your North Pole elves…could make people think a little more about each other…and a little less about themselves.


I wish you could make it easy to love one another…easy to forgive…and I wish you could help us take better care of this planet on which we live.


I wish everyone felt safe, secure…that no one had to live in fear…I wish no one ever felt oppressed (another word I learned this year).


I wish everybody could grow up kind and wise and strong…I wish there was no hatred…no wars…I wish everybody got along.


This year I also learned the word poverty…I’d like you to fix that if you could…(Hey Santa, with all these new words I learned this year…don’t you think my teacher’s pretty good!).


So teachers, doctors, nurses…all those essential workers…with great speed…this year, wait! make that every year…give them anything they need.


In conclusion Santa…this year if you could fill the world with Peace and Love and Joy…then next year you can get back to delivering all those toys.


To show the faith I have in you Santa…now that this year’s list is done…I’ve already begun my list of toys…for Christmas 2021.



Your friend


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Dear Santa,


On the lines below you’ll find my Christmas wish is listed:

Simply: could you take us back to a time when we didn’t quarrel…when we all co-existed?


A time when all the Earth was one…when we followed nature’s order…back before we thought we owned the land and quarreled over our borders.


Back when we thought of every person in the world as family…everybody as our kin…before we quarreled about the way we look and the color of our skin.


Back to a time when we didn’t quarrel about how our world interconnects.

When we treated the Earth and all her animals with kindness and respect.


Back when we didn’t quarrel about our food…across the world it was evenly dispersed…back when no one died of hunger, poverty or thirst.


Back when we all cared about each other and when the day was done…we didn’t solve our quarrels with violence and guns.


Back to a time when the Earth, the sky and nature were all we needed to be awed…before churches and religions made us quarrel about our Gods.


What’s that Santa, you say in all your years this has never been the Earth you knew…

In that case Santa, 

this Christmas

could you make my wishes come true.

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