Day 16 - How Much of the Magic of Christmas is Due to Blissful Ignorance?

I could still remember when I was about 5 years old, my mom wanted her and I to send a letter to Santa together. She asked me what I would like to tell him and whether I was a good boy that year, she also assured me that he would give me a gift.

I was just mesmerized by the fact that the letter would actually be sent to him and that he would really read it. 

On Christmas Day, all I could remember was hearing someone's footsteps coming into my room. I was somewhat asleep so I wasn't sure if there was an actual person in my room or not. I thought to myself, "This might be Santa!" But I also wondered if that would be my Dad just slipping a gift into my room. All that I recall was that I chose not to turn and to wait until I was fully awake to see if there was a gift.

Sometimes the wonder and magic can be in blissful ignorance!

Marcelo Hong, Designer

Precious memories are worth celebrating. Let us not forget those with Alzheimer's or other dementias who suffer from a loss of memory. For more information, visit the Alzheimer Society of Toronto.

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