Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, lend your ear this way,
Don't you tell a single soul, what I'm going to say
Christmas Eve is coming soon, now you dear old man
Whisper what you'll bring me, tell me if you can.
When the clock is striking twelve, when I'm fast asleep
Down the chimney broad and black, with your pack you'll creep
All the stockings you will find, hanging in a row
Mine will be the shortest one, you'll be sure to know
Johnny wants a pair of skates, Suzy wants a sled,
Nellie wants a story book, yellow blue and read,
Now I think I leave to you, what to give the rest,
Choose for me dear Santa Claus, you know what's best !
December 6th is St. Nicholas Day and that’s today! This song does fit the date and I think it fits in with my preparation for Christmas too.
We all know that Santa keeps a naughty or nice list and so part of my preparations is making sure I am nice even though I may get tired and cranky. Most people seem to grumble most either when they are tired or when they are hungry. So take time during this season of Advent to get plenty of rest and eat well balanced meals too. Too often we take the easy way out when we’re rushed and grab some fast food to eat. It’s ok to do that once in awhile but not every day.
So keep on the nice list and maybe soon St. Nicholas will come your way…
Some Special Gifts
Here are a few suggestions for special gifts:
a firm handshake to a shaky soul,
a kind word to a lonely person,
a warm smile to the disheartened,
a sincere concern for someone troubled,
a feeling of compassion for the neglected,
a comforting thought for the bereaved,
a respect for the dignity of others,
a defense of the rights of individuals,
a word of witness to help a seeking soul,
a Merry Christmas to all.