thank You

        A friend’s six-year-old looked her in the eye at bedtime one night last week and said, “Mom, what’s the deal about Santa?”  He wants to know if the story’s true.  That’s a brave and honest question.  I want to ask a brave and honest question, too: is the Christmas story true?  Was God really born in a stable, or is it all just make-believe?  If it’s true, I want to fill today with thank-Yous.  I want to say thank You with my time and my money and my words and every ounce of my energy.   I don’t want to live any more “no, thank you” days.

"There is a secret too great to be told." George MacDonald