Dr Seuss is a brilliant author and poet. Sometimes I gravitate to his logic and philosophy over those medical doctors who spend years studying the cures for disease. He truly has a way of communicating to us where we take his words as life statements to live by. Larissa felt this way too. The wonderful travel writer behind the site Life with Larissa and this Facebook page watches her favourite Christmas movie, “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” every year as the immortal message within the story speaks to her with every viewing. I am in total agreement of this and can only agree. And with this expression of Christmas spirit and hope, Larissa contributed the next installment in our Santa Letters from Travellers series. Please pray and wish along with us here at Fill My Passport for her heartfelt request for Santa to Bless Haiti, her homeland to come true.

A Wish to Bless Haiti
A Wish to Bless Haiti

Dear Santa,

Merry Early Christmas! My name is Larissa and I am beyond excited for my favorite holiday season! When people hear that Christmas is my favorite holiday, they mostly assume the reason for that is the gifts. Although that might be true to a certain extent, the gifts I’m talking about cannot be purchased. My all-time favorite Christmas movie stated it the best:

“It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” – Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Dr. Seuss' Beloved Grinch
Dr. Seuss’ Beloved Grinch

Sure, it would be cool to get a pair of plane tickets to several destinations. It would be neat to have an unlimited travel fund. It would be so great if I could get pampered with everything travel related, but that’s not what Christmas is truly about. It’s not about me – and the things that I want. It’s about giving and sharing what I already have. Presents don’t need to come in the form of a physical gift; instead, the gift of time, smiles, and kind gestures are much more appreciated and remembered.

The Little Joys of Christmas
The Little Joys of Christmas like this latte

This year, Santa, for my Christmas wish, I would love for you to spread a little extra love in my birth country – Haiti. So many people do not have access to clean water, adequate clothing, enough food, and so many of the basic necessities that a lot of us take for granted [myself included]. I wish for them to know that someone cares for them; that the world recognizes them. I hope that they feel the warm embrace of the season through the generosity of others, and through you Santa. I pray a way is found to provide the country with clean water, enough food, sturdy shelters, and adequate clothing. That, is my Christmas wish for this year.

Bless Haiti. Larissa's Homeland
Bless Haiti. Larissa’s Homeland

 

Bless Haiti - Port-Au-Prince
Bless Haiti – Port-Au-Prince

 

Bless Haiti. Larissa's Homeland
Bless Haiti. Larissa’s Homeland

Thank you Santa, for all the hard work you do – spreading cheer and joy throughout the world!

With much love,

Larissa

 

A Wish to Bless Haiti
A Wish to Bless Haiti

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