Happiness Horses War and Peace

Dear Santa

Dear Santa

I’d like a pony this year, and world peace for Bob, please. Again, I know. It seems silly to ask for the same things every year, but old habits are hard to break.

Both Bob and I were very well behaved this year. We didn’t fight much, we kept the house clean, and we played nice with our neighbors. We both concentrated on giving more than we took, and I feel we did a pretty good job of supporting our family and friends. We managed to stay true to our values by not buying too many frivolous things, by growing some of our own food, and by eating in most every night.

I understand why you haven’t been able to give me a pony. I imagine you get quite a few pony requests, and there are only so many to go around. But I won’t lie and say I want something else, because I know how important it is to be clear about my desires.

As for world peace, I am not having as easy a time understanding why you can’t make this happen. I truly believe this is within your power, and with all due respect, it seems like a no-brainer. I can only imagine how wonderful life on earth would be if humans stopped fighting. For one thing, hunger would be a thing of the past the instant we stopped plowing resources into war toys.

Seems to me that if everyone decided to share and treat each other fairly, (isn’t that what world peace would look like?), people would stop wanting other stuff to distract them from the daily news. Your job would probably get a lot easier. If you put an end to war, I’d be so happy, chances are I’d stop wishing for a pony.

But maybe, because it’s a habit now, I’d keep sending you the annual letter, only instead of asking for stuff, I’d be thanking you for such a great life. Okay, I know you have another seven billion letters to read, so I’m going to wrap this up. Thanks for listening. Talk to you again next year!

Love, Cookie

By Camille Armantrout

Camille lives with her soul mate Bob in the back woods of central North Carolina where she hikes, gardens, cooks, and writes.

2 replies on “Dear Santa”

Hello Cookie you’re right the world needs to change it’s nasty ways and realize we’re
Living in a very special part of the Universe specifically this Solar System, and could be
spending our lives on more important things than stealing and killing and lying and then
we could be on our way to greater fulfillment in ways that we probably can’t even imagine
Unless we removed the veil of our own wrong doing. On a lighter note I’ll try to get you a pony
Next year.
Love Santa

Hehe that was cute. We sang “Give Peace a Chance” with McCartney a couple nights ago. I felt like I was in the proverbial bed with John and Yoko and 15,000 other people…and it was quite moving. Santa needs to step up!

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