My Thoughts: December 2011

Thursday, December 29

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

Eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York'sSun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. 

A must read one . Read it slowly without hurry ..!! :)

Virginia's Letter to Editor :

Dear Editor

I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, “If you see it in The Sun, it’s so.” Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus? 


Editor's Reply:

VIRGINIA, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except [what] they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men's or children's, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.

Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no VIRGINIAS. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.

Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that's no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.

You may tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, VIRGINIA, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding. 

No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.

Saturday, December 10

"Self Respect" in dependent relationship

There is no relationship without dependency.Its hard to believe but its true.

The moment we realize "we are no longer depend on the other person" , we are nothing to each other .

Dependency might be in many forms. It might be either emotional , financial , physical. But sometimes it is nice to depend on other person and it is  a nice feeling to know that there is someone depend on us.

As a kid we completely depend on our parents , once you grow up you depend on friends for fun, company and whatever. And once you get married you will get to know your whole family is depending on you which may increase our responsibility but that is what makes your life keep going.

But one thing we must remember is "No relationship is worth sacrificing your dignity or self respect for....!!" .Never lose your self respect for others because that is what makes others to attract you. The moment they realize you are not what you are they will quit you in seconds .

sometimes people may take your self respect as "EGO" but as soon as they realize what you are they will come to you .If they are not realizing then it means they are not the ones who really deserve you love.

But never never ignore the small line between "Self respect" and "EGO".If you forget that line may be you will end up spending your whole life alone.

Have a good day ..!!