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SANTA CLAUS

SANTA CLAUS

DUE TO THE HOLIDAYS, MANY OF OUR POST WILL BE ABOUT THEM.  THIS POST WILL BE ABOUT THE HISTORY OF SANTA CLAUS, TRACING BACK CENTURIES AGO.  HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS AS IT SHOULD HELP WITH YOUR HOLIDAY SPIRIT.  

WE WILL FIRST START OFF WITH THE DEFINITION OF SANTA CLAUS.

WEBSTER DEFINITION OF SANTA. CLAUS-AN IMAGINARY FIGURE SAID TO BRING PRESENTS FOR CHILDREN ON CHRISTMAS.  HE IS CONVENTIONALLY PICTURED AS A JOLLY OLD MAN FROM THE FAR NORTH, WITH A LONG WHITE BEARD AND A RED SUIT.

DAILY WISDOM WORDS DEFINITION OF SANTA CLAUS-A MAN WHO REPRESENTS THE KINDNESS OF GIVING TO OTHERS, WHETHER IT BE MONETARY, OR OF YOURSELF.

SANTA CLAUS IS JUST AS REAL AS WE ALLOW OURSELVES TO BELIEVE HE IS.  I FEEL SANTA ClAUS IS PART OF OUR CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS AND JUST AS REAL AS CHILDREN BELIEVE HIM TO BE.  

IF WE EXAMINE HIS HISTORY, WE SEE THAT HE STOOD AND STILL STANDS FOR THE HEART OF GIVING.  HOWEVER, LET US LOOK AT WHEN HE ORIGINATED.  THE LEGEND OF SANTA CLAUS ORIGINATED HUNDREDS OF YEARS AGO AND CAN BE TRACED BACK TO A MONK NAMED, ST. NICHOLAS.  IT IS BELIEVED NICHOLAS WAS BORN AROUND 280 A.D. IN PATARA, NEAR MYRA IN MODERN-DAY TURKEY.  MUCH ADMIRED FOR HIS PIETY AND KINDNESS, ST. NICHOLAS BECAME THE SUBJECT OF MANY LEGENDS.  IT IS SAID HE GAVE AWAY ALL HIS MONETARY WEALTH AND TRAVELED AROUND HELPING THE POOR AND SICK.  

ONE OF HIS BEST KNOWN STORIES IS HOW HE SAVED THREE DAUGHTERS FROM BEING SOLD INTO SLAVERY BY PAYING A DOWRY FOR THEM TO GET MARRIED.  OVER THE COURSE OF MANY YEARS, NICHOLAS’S POPULARITY SPREAD AND HE BECAME KNOWN FOR HIS PROTECTION OF CHILDREN.  HIS FEAST DAY IS CELEBRATED ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH, DECEMBER 6TH.  THIS DAY WAS CONSIDERED A LUCKY DAY TO GET MARRIED OR MAKE LARGE PURCHASES.  

BY THE RENAISSANCE, ST. NICHOLAS WAS THE MOST POPULAR SAINT IN EUROPE.  EVEN AFTER HISTORY BEGAN DISCOURAGING SAINTS, ST. NICHOLAS MAINTAINED A WONDERFUL REPUTATION IN EUROPE AND HOLLAND.  

I BELIEVE SANTA CLAUS IS AS REAL AS WE WANT AND WISH HIM TO BE.  WHAT IS A MIRACLE?  YOU CAN SEE THE END RESULT, BUT NOT THE MIRACLE ITSELF.  THIS IS THE SAME FOR ME WITH SANTA CLAUS.  CHILDREN ENJOY IMMENSELY WATCHING FOR HIS SLEIGH ON CHRISTMAS EVE, AND THE TOYS HE BRINGS THEM.  HOWEVER, THAT IS NOT WHY I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO KEEP THE TRADITIONS OF SANTA ClAUS ALIVE.  HE GAVE AWAY MORE THAN HIS MONEY, HISTORY TELLS US.  HE GAVE AWAY HIS TIME ALWAYS HELPING THE POOR.  

THANKS SO MUCH FOR READING ABOUT SANTA CLAUS WITH ME TODAY.  I REALLY CHERISH THE TIME WRITING  SHARING THESE STORIES WITH YOU!   THEY ARE PART OF OUR HISTORY AND TRACE BACK TO ANCESTORS.  THESE STORIES ARE PART OF OUR HERITAGE, AND WE SHOULD TREASURE THEM.  MY THOUGHTS ARE THAT MORE TRADITIONS COME FROM OUTSIDE THE U.S.A. CAUSING US TO LOOK AT A DEEPER ISSUE.  SHOULD WE FEEL SO STRONGLY ABOUT THE IMMIGRATION ISSUE WHEN HALF OUR HERITAGE CAME FROM THERE?

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Samantha Leboeuf/DAILY WISDOM WORDS

 

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