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I didn’t want to say yes, and I didn’t want to say no

A True Christmas Memory…

Here’s the story (excerpted from¬†The Littlest Miracle, a book to be released soon) I didn’t want to say yes, and I didn’t want to say no…

Kama is is 3, and very excited about Christmas. We go to a party at Uncle Chico’s House.

The rumor is that Santa will be there.

Instead of being excited, Kama looks a little nervous. Well I thought to myself: I’d be nervous myself, meeting Santa…

After dinner at the party, there is a knock at the door, and there is the legendary man himself: Santa Claus.

All the kids line up getting ready to sit on his lap and tell Santa what they want. Kama gets in the back of the line…she still has the funny expression on her face.

When her turn comes up she slowly goes up to Santa.”Ah Kamalei…” he says “So nice to see you… Have you been a good girl this year?..”Kama says nothing. Santa is stunned.

He asks her again. She remains tight lipped and does not respond…

In desperation, Santa laughs and says “Oh of course you’ve been a good girl!”

Kama whispers in Santa’s ear, and smiles.Santa announces that he needs to go. “Merry Christmas to all!” he shouts as he goes through the door.

I looked at Kama and ask her why she did not tell Santa she had been a good girl…

“Dad” she explains, “I didn’t want to say yes, and I didn’t want to say no!

…I didn’t want to get in trouble…”

Wow, I thought, way smarter than I thought. Kama basically pleaded the 5th.

If she said yes, she was a good girl, she would have been lying, and she would not get presents. 

If she said no, she was not a good girl she would be telling the truth, but she still wouldn’t get anything.

So instead, she chose to not incriminate herself…and said nothing!

Brilliant reasoning I thought….”you are my Littlest Miracle…”

“I Love Life, I am happy…”

Nick Vujicic is truly insirational. He is a person who is a hero and a role model to all. Young, old, healthy or disabled, Nick’s story and life will amaze you!

Nick Vujicic and his attitude serve as a great examples of the celebration of life over limitations.

The human spirit can handle much more than we realize.

Listen and learn from Nick:

When he was 8 he started to feel bad about himself. He was feeling bad because he never thought he would get married, never have a normal kind of life. But look at Nick now!

It’s a lie to think you are not good enough says Nick. Its a lie to think you are not good enough. It’s a lie to think you are not worth anything.

As Nick says, you just need to be thankful! You need to be patient.

From Nick’s website:

With Nick Vujicic what you see is not what you get. People expect someone who is discouraged and broken, instead they meet an unforgettable man of great promise and strength. His powerful message will leave a lasting impression on everyone who hears him. Nick is awe inspiring and the impact of his presence will take your breath away. Don’t miss an opportunity to hear what he has to say.

Here is Nick’s website: Attitude is Altitude

Check out Life Without Limbs