Have you ever heard of the story – Miracle on 34th Street?
If you have, you know that it is a perennial Christmas favorite that presents the existence and belief in Santa Claus.
I grew up with this story being told to me and have seen the film countless times. The classic film, Miracle on 34th Street, was able to express the conflict that exist in our society that is being asked all the time and most especially during Christmas – “Is Santa real?”
The question looms in the air for it is rare to see Santa dropping off presents, eating milk and cookies and seen in the crowd. Through this film, Santa did become part of the crowd but he was put on trial because of his identity as Santa Claus. Many doubted and many believed. But the real saviors of Santa in this film were the children, represented by one girl named Susan who at first did not believe in Santa but as she became close to the jolly old man Santa, she realized that HE is the REAL SANTA. With the faith, trust and hope she placed into Santa he was proven to be the real Santa.
However, it wasn’t simple as that. The true magic that played into believing, trusting and realizing is the MIRACLE that lives in our hearts. To quote what the film portrays, “They say that seeing is believing but the truth is the world is held together by things you can’t see.” So even if you can’t see but truly believe in your heart then faith and hope allow miracles to happen. It allows the world to exist and for dreams to come true.
Santa lives in all our hearts – he is a miracle given to us as well. Just as when Christ was born to save us. Santa’s role for Christmas is to also give joy, love, hope and cheer to everyone by being able to share and make wishes come true.
The message is.. there is always something to BELIEVE IN because miracles do happen no matter how big or how small it is. Believe in the happiness that we can give each other even with a simple smile. Believe in the goodness of others that they can contribute to the betterment of society. Believe in the generosity that we can share with those who are in need. Believe in the dreams that we are capable to making into a reality. Believe in the love that is very much felt during Christmas as families and friends get together. Believe in yourself that you can be a miracle for someone else.
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Let us make this Christmas Season truly a happy memorable season for all!