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Oceans For Emotions: Thank you, I don't need anything

Dec. 24, 2010 at 6:24 a.m.

Elaine Wheat

By Elaine Wheat

"Ask and it shall be given unto you."

- Matthew 7:7

On this Christmas Day, I went to see the "Santa of the Sea" to tell him what I wanted for Christmas.

I took my Christmas list and right there by the sea, I climbed upon his sandy lap, looked into his blue-green, sparkling eyes that were right above where his white beard was formed as the waves rippled upon his sandy shore, and I told the "Santa of the Sea" what I really wanted for Christmas.

"Santa of the Sea, give me my limit of speckled trout, redfish and three big flounder."

The Sea Santa replied, "You have already had those many times. Ask for something you don't have"

"OK, I really need all my reels cleaned and new line put on them."

"Come on, Elaine, you already know how to do that."

"Well, I would like to be able to drive down the beach and not be afraid of getting stuck in the sand."

"Don't drive so close to the water, dummy."

"Oh, yeah, how about two buckets of live bait that will live until I am at my fishing spot."

"You already have an aerator."

"I don't have any batteries, Sea Santa."

"All of my gifts come with the label; 'Batteries not included.'" It keeps the parents mobile on Christmas morning."

"Gosh, Santa of the Sea, I can't think of anything else I need that I don't already have."

"Then you need to say 'Thank you, instead of gimme.'

Dear Lord, at this Christmas time, help us all to stop and say "Thank You" to the Lord of the Season. It is only when we give, that we truly receive.

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