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The Lies we Tell our Children aren’t What they Used to Be.

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My parents told me about Father Christmas, and I believed them.

As a small child, I excitedly visited him each year to tell him what I would like for Christmas, and I eagerly hung my stocking up on Christmas Eve in anticipation of his visit.




The Daily Mindful—part of the Elephant Journal community—is your guide to the mindful life: sustainability, genuine spirituality, conscious consumerism, politics…anything that helps us to live a good life that also happens to be good for others, and our planet.

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