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Friday, December 7, 2007

All I want for Christmas..!!

Christmas is 18 days away.

I walk into the malls and smell the unfamiliar scent of money pouring out of wallets, pockets, and purses into cash registers.

I see the same old lanky man standing out in the cold for 8 hours ringing his bell without any enthusiasm, attracting mere glances.

I hear the festive music that fails to escape my attention even while driving, in the gas station, and in grocery stores.

I see people hurrying and scurrying, some with coupons and catalogues, and some with blank tired faces.

And I wonder..I wonder if these people dread buying so many presents or whether they truly are intentionally shopping for the 5-second smile on their loved ones' faces. I wonder how many people will get what they want and how many people will pretend to have gotten what they wanted. I wonder how many letters have been mailed to Santa and how many children will be happy with Santa this Christmas.

And I wonder.....what do people really want? Ipods, Massage Chairs, Wiis, Coach Handbags, Diamond Rings....or contentment with life?

For a second, imagine that Santa does exist and will fulfil your wish this year. What would you ask for? ALL YOU WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS??

20 Words of Wisdom:

sowri said...

the second para sounds like somebody is talking abt the WATCHMAN ............hmmmmmmm this sounds like a question ....and a tough question for somebody like me to answer ....I know want I want ...I just want JOB i guess once I get it things will follow ...greedy MAN ....is it too much for Santa ....

tunnabhai said...

Rightly said!...Some people might crave for ipods, chairs, cheap deals while some for contentment in life...it is tht one day break during Christmas Eve that Santa gives everyone to wish for what they want which he will fulfill the same day or a day later!...

Ujwal said...

all i want for christmas is....is....lots of happiness and a tension less life...simplest demand...:D hehehe...

Cinderella. said...

Your title reminds me of the movie 'Love Actually'...!!
And heck...now as I think of it..the post too...
Its a sit-down-and-really-give-it-a-thought kinda post.
You have a luminous heart dear.
And as for your question, i have already replied this at anpther place in our very own blogdom, and even now my answer is gona sty the same....
"....All I want for Christmas, is that the hearts of all my loved ones to be filled with peace and love. May all the pain and anguish be taken away by Santa in a little yellow box and be tucked away somewhere so that it never comes back."

Thats all. I reallu hope there is a Santa and I hope he's listening.

Cinderella. said...

Do you mind of I link you...?
After reading all your posts, it really is gonna be on cards....getting back..that is.
Can I, 'gujjuben' ?

c e e d y said...

life when measured by a material gift is a shallow life....

if santa were really around - i would tell him to give me strength to go help people who really need "gift" from life.....around the world and not a materialistic temporal gadjet or thing :)

confused teju said...

i wish i could tell someone how much he is hurting me right now....

Cosmic Joy said...

I thought Christmas was about giving ..

Anjuli said...

Asking one thing from Santa is difficult, there are so many things to ask for,

asking for contentment means, asking for literally everything...and we all need it...

Solitaire said...

@ cinderella, sure u can.
Everyone..thanks for stopping by!
I guess most of us are in the eternal pursuit of happiness. I hope the Santa in our hearts is listening.

divya said...

All i want for christmas is serenity...friends and family and the knowledge that i am cared for..is that too much to ask for??

Solitaire said...

@ confused teju.
Maybe you can! What's stopping you?

@ cosmic joy
It is! Santa will give! :)

@ divya
It is not but often appears to be so since it does not come so easy to us.

KP said...

i just want happyness......:)

Sreerama said...

gee... it sounds so nice when someone says tell me what you want and you'll get it... momentarily i want a cheese pizza!!!

Preethi said...

You know i really sat down and thought for a long time. Read other comments. But couldn't cudn't think of anything. I think am content at this point in my life. I don't really need anything. And i hadn't realised it until i read your post! Thanks. So if Santa showed up i would give him a tight hug. (( )) :) What would you ask for anyway??

Solitaire said...

A diamond ring=an engagement=a wedding=a family=happiness!

It all boils down to that I guess.

Cosmic Joy said...

I thought Santa was already married .. you need to find someone single to ask for all that!!

Peace :)

nik said...

All i want for Christmas is a boss who understands that his employees have lives of their own and slavery is a thing of the past.

Pavi!!!! said...

Read ur blog often coz

a) I know u do sumthing related to psychology...n thats xactly wat I wish to do!
b)its jus interestin
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Writin in my wishes here..and hope Santa reads it...
1. For me n Vinod to be able to stay put and settle down in one place instead of touring all over the US!
2. For my manager to approve my leave in April..so I can visit India..home, sis, her baby boy...nanaji..naniji...Its gonna be a year since I left home!Sigh!
3. For peace and a war-free, healthy, happy 2008..for this world!

pls pls pls grant my wishes Santa!

Preethi said...

@ solitaire : Wow. May your wish come true, very soon. Wishing you with all my heart :)

@ pavi: wish u gudluck hon :)