Friday, December 23, 2011

Dear Saint Nick

photo credit: Syed Alfandi Syed Mansor

"Do you wish to know the secret of happiness?" Several years ago in the agony column of the London Times this question was asked, and all those who replied received an envelope-containing two verses from Saint Matthew:

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek and ye shall find; knock, and the door shall be opened to unto you: For everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened."

-Andre Maurois' The Art of Happiness

Dear Santa,

Oh how have you been? I haven't written you for a long while. I hope you still remember me...

Christmas Party 1983
I was just seven when we first met and I was thrilled by the thought of seeing you in person.

I wasn't sure what it is that I asked for Christmas the other years... but what I know now is, I shouldn't tremble by the thought of asking you what I truly want on the day Jesus was born.

Oh, you know about the playground I've been proposing to my mom ages ago for the children in our street. I know it would be next to impossible UNLESS one of our rich neighbors offer space where the children could run and play...

Arvy's promised Communion ~ hmmm, I truly need his baptismal certificate. I pray that his mom will find ways to give me this so he could receive Jesus by next year. He's turning thirteen. Imagine all those years he missed!

More kids and an assistant for Catechism. I just raised another plan these coming years ~ I wish I could attend Theology and Human Formation classes again. And I hope they'll open it on weekends too since I have to go to work.

Lectio Divina on Sundays. Hmmm... I hope we could start it with our SAMAKA group...I'd even thank God if five people show interest in sharing God's Word and deepening it with us.

Youth Program. My mom says nobody wants to lead since it entails time and a lot of responsibility. I truly pray to engage the youth in activities that will enhance their relationship with God, themselves and with other people. 

Please give this a lot of thought. I've first proposed this with God... I know two heads are better than one. So if more people will pray with me for my wishes, then God will lead me the way.

Hmmm... oh! You wish to know what I would like for myself? Maybe you could listen to the video I prepared for you ... Thanks Santa!

Our wish list changes with the years and our experiences in life... 

Santa, where are you going?

Tita... Look !


  1. I hope wishes and prayers come true this Chrsitmas, soul sis. Merry Christmas and a wonderful year ahead

  2. May the good times and treasures of the present become the golden memories of tomorrow.
    Wish you lots of love, joy and happiness.May this Christmas end the present year on a cheerful note and make way for a fresh and bright new year.Here's wishing you a
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    I do hope you get everything you hoped for...lots of love.

  3. Wish and hope that it will be fulfilled one day, only we should have so patience. My wishlist is endless.

    Merry Christmas and wish that your wishes come true. love and hugs.

  4. This was beautiful Melissa...I pray all your Christmas wishes come true...they are wonderful ones. I wish you lived closer...I would love to go to a Lectio Devina class with you! :) Loved the pictures in this post..and how you put a photo of you on your wish list, and the one with you when you were little.

    Merry Christmas! :)

  5. Nice one Melissa, wishing you Merry Christmas may all your wishes come true. :) xx

  6. Well written and lovely. I pray that your goals can be achieved.

  7. May Santa bring you everything you have asked for! And, may God richly bless you!
    Merry Christmas, Melissa!

  8. Nice words!All I wish is to love and be loved by everybody!!!
    -Autumn Eliza

  9. I pray and hope that all our wishes come true this New Year and we all achieve our goals. Wish you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful and fantastic new year. Love you lots, Melissa.

  10. God never failed me. He always grant all my wishes at the right time so I believe he will grant yours too. Let's all pray and just believe in Him. :) Merry Christmas!! :)

  11. Hello Melissa.
    This was lovely. My first time hearing the song.
    I hope all your wishes & dreams are fulfilled Melissa. You deserve the best of everything.

    Wishing you & your family all the very best for the Holidays!

  12. i hope you are having a nice time with ur dear ones during all festivities.....:)

  13. Mely u r one f d kindest soul I hv come across, wish from my heart ur ever wish gets fulfilled.

    Love U!

  14. "Tis the season for LOVE!!! This is cute and BEAUTIFUL!

  15. Sweet Melissa: I love the photo of you when you were little with Santa! Adorable!

    I'm holding your prayers in my heart and please keep us informed as to the progress of the playground, in particular.