“You placed smiles like flowers,

On the altar of the heart.

Your mind always sparkled,

With wonder at things.”

— John O’ Donohue.

What a beautiful perspective by the late Irish, poet, philosopher, priest who death assailed at the young age of 52. But he was satiated with life. He looked at the possibilities. He appreciated the wonder of life.

No Virginia, there is no Santa Claus. But there is a God who wants you to celebrate life. He wants you, even when your childhood is a distant memory, to be as a child, filled with wonder.

Don’t fear, rejoice. There are sunsets, sunrises and calm seas yet to behold.