On Thursday, thank yous will be generously passed around the Thanksgiving table like so many bowls of made-from-scratch stuffing. But in the haze of gratefulness, we ought to give a shout-out to Sarah Josepha Hale. And Abe Lincoln. And a bunch of other people.
Being a “Santa believer” never lasts. One minute we’re falling asleep at our bedroom window listening for the sound of hooves on the roof and the next minute we’re rolling our eyes at every hint of the holidays because it’s all a big commercial scam anyway.
But if we could get a little bit of that holiday magic back, wouldn’t we want to? And if we could give it to someone else – someone small who hasn’t stopped believing yet – shouldn’t we? Yes and yes.