Christmas vibe is really here.
I remember that time when I woke up one christmas morning, 12 years ago to be exact, I hurriedly ran towards the window to look after my gifts. I was really happy to see piles of presents placed on the floor since it can’t fit inside my teeny tiny red christmas sock. Within an instant, I ripped the gold and silver giftwrap off and to my surprise, I got my best christmas gift ever. I got colorful pens and papers, a huge blue toy truck which what I wished for and an amazing flashing toy gun. When I opened my toys from its boxes, a receipt fell. The receipt said “Toys R Us”. Then I thought, “I knew it, Santa’s real and living inside Toys R Us like what my classmates tell me”.
Never did it cross my mind that Santa Claus is real. Since then, I became a Santa believer ‘cause I remember me and my brother always fight because he always told me that Santa wasn’t real and it’s just purely from someone else’s imagination that makes children’s christmas more fun and exciting. But I never listened to my brother. I believed that he is real. I promised to myself that I will write my christmas wishes, put it inside my tiny christmas sock, and place it in the window every year. So I did.
The next year, I couldn’t explain how excited I was when I woke up that christmas morning. To my surprise, I didn’t receive any gifts. Nor any reply letter from Santa. I was really sad. My world fell apart. But then, my mom came to me and said “My son, christmas isn’t always about receiving material gifts. It’s not just all about toy cars, toy guns, lego and others. The mere fact that you are still alive, breathing and being loved by your parents and siblings, that, that is a gift more precious than recieving toys. I love you and Merry christmas my son!”
"And oh, I’m sorry I forgot to take the receipt out of your present last year. *laughs"
"Nooooooo!", I shouted.
Since then on, I changed. I never looked on getting material things anymore instead, I realized the value of life. I learned to value those things that I already have like my family, friends and loved ones that I couldn’t even ask for more. The thing is, as long as they are happy, I’m gonna be happy too, and that’s what matters most.