Monday, December 19, 2016
"My life is a monument to procrastination, to the art of putting things off until later, or much later, or possibly never." ~ Craig Brown, Satirist
"The worst form of procrastination is reading a procrastination quote, feeling the guilt and not doing anything about it." (Unknown) ~ And, my personal favorite, "Warning: dates on this calendar are closer than they appear." That one was also written by that Anonymous individual. I sure see that name in a lot of places. Very prominent. Trust me on that one.
"Our family believes in Santa and we believe in the power of prayer. Our Santa is also a believer and knows the real reason for Christmas!" (I left out the family name.) I've been taking photos with that youngster for several years now and what a blessing it is to see these kids grow and develop. You know. From Santa's unique perspective. The photographer always asks if they pray before they eat before shooting this one. Often the children pray like they do at home. Doing these photos is a high pressure, high dollar venture because of the associated expectations. However, the kids are really something. They make what I do doable, with joy, I might add. The wife and I get the message loud and clear, we do make a good Santa and Mrs. Claus. We get that. Yet, in many ways, we are props because the real characters in the story can be seen in the responses of the children. I've heard my wife say time and time again that her favorite thing is to see a child light up as they approach Santa. She might not be proud of my procrastinator ways, but, she loves what I do for children of all ages when I'm wearing the Red. Take care and have a great rest of the day. May God bless each one. Amen. ....More later.