Said the night wind to the little lamb,
do you see what I see
Way up in the sky, little lamb,
do you see what I see
A star, a star, dancing in the night
With a tail as big as a kite
With a tail as big as a kite.

Do you remember these lines from famous Christmas carol, ‘Do you hear what I hear?’ Past few days we were all singing Christmas carols and I think it is the magic of music as it gets everyone into the mood. This carol reminded me of a small chat with my daughter.

Few days back, my younger one asked me this question,” Do you believe in Santa Claus?” And I thought for some time before giving her an answer and instead of replying, I immediately asked her the same question.

She announced, I believe in Santa. He might not be real but there are many other people in this world who are like him.”

I asked her, “People like him?”

“Yes! You and dad are Santa for us and like that all parents are the real Santa for their kids. Right mom?” She asked me and I thought to myself how true it is as real gift is the gift of love, gift of help, gift of care and gift of compassion towards others.

Helping others when they need us is the real gift.

Being compassionate towards others is the real gift,

Sacrificing your own gifts for others is the real gift,

Being there for others when they need us is the real gift,

Doing something special for the one you love is the real gift. 

Willing to give something up in order to make someone happy is the real gift.

We can all be someone’s Santa only if we believe.

We can all be Santa only if we want to be.

‘I am writing this post towards #Blog&Celebrate contest by Novemberschild on the prompt “Gifts”.

Linking it to Blogchatter prompt,” Gifts.”

Also linking it to MondayMusings by everydaygyaan.com