S-A-N-T-A Brought An Awesome Gift-o

This adorable video went viral a couple of weeks ago. Because the internet has the attention span of a fruit fly, you may have missed it.

I haven’t been able to get it off of my mind.

In a nutshell, here’s the story (click here if you want to learn more): A kindergardener has her holiday recital and wants her deaf parents to feel a part of the festivities. So, she signs the lyrics (with a bit of ham served on the side).

This little girl just wanted to do something nice for her parents; to me, this gesture showed the capacity of humans to offer unconditional love. We want our loved ones to feel happy, secure and know they fill an important place in the world. We want them to know they matter and they belong. So, we do things like sign the lyrics to “Santa Is His Name-o.”

What better gift can we give than that?

My wish for you this Christmas is that your days are full of people who let you know that you matter. Please do the same for them. It makes the world a nicer place to be.

I would like to give you the gift of the freedom of a five year old when eyes are on you, too. She obviously didn’t give a fig about being silly during her performance and rocked it.

So, how are you going to give unconditional love this year?