Around here it is St.Nic Day…
Around here it’s Saint Nicholas Day…..
Around here we create with nothing more in mind then to bless others. We read about Saint Nicholas and we use the stories to inspire us to give without getting.
It never works. For years now we give with no want of getting anything in return…. And we fail every single year…. But we try again and again.
Every year on St. Nic day we drop off bags of gifts And we never sign our names. It’s a ridiculous reverse robbery… We pull up and the designated “St. Nic” hops out and delivers the bag with no explanation and then runs back to the car and we drive off….
And this is where we fail at getting in return…
Every year we get to laughing hysterically when someones beard falls off and they have to run back and retrieve.
Every year people catch us giving and get to thank us profusely.
Every year the kids can’t wait to do it again…to give and to give…. They get the joy in giving.
In this misunderstood season of get: Get pushes hard…it pushes self to the front… and I hope I can push right back with give…and I push hard, we do push hard together.
They know they can’t even eat one chocolate…we will give it all away…
There are times in life where you keep giving…even though you really want something for it.. but you give, even still… I want them to know this as truth and not a myth… I want them to be okay with that… and they give happily.
The thing my kids didn’t know is i knew we would fail at not getting anything…and i set them up every year. A few years ago I realized that everywhere I took them Santa would be prevalent…and they know Santa is not real…so what to do? So we studied the stories of Saint Nicholas and years ago we decided to make it a day where we bless with no thought of getting anything in return. Now when they see Santa everywhere…he is not a blaring sign of how much they can rake in… But how much fun it is to surprise others in giving. Oh and boy are they ever surprised.
Each year we get so much more in return then we could ever stuff into a little bag.
Here is a post about all the Bless Balm and Lip Gloss:
Stirring and Anointing…or how to make Lip Gloss, a tutorial.
Rolo Pretzel Recipe.
Who was Saint Nicholas?