Miracle on 34th Street

Episode #725

December 24, 2022

I am a sucker for some movies.
“My Friend Flicka” always makes me cry.
I cheer for Lassie when she is searching for Timmy.
I was totally overcome the other day when I watched “Miracle on 34th Street.”

You probably know the plot of “Miracle on 34th Street.” A kind old bearded man, Kris Kringle, believes himself to be Santa Claus. His pet project is to spark imagination into the minds of Doris Walker and her daughter Susan. He feels that Christmas has become commercialized. Convincing the mother and daughter of his identity will bolster his faith in the meaning of Christmas. There is an attempt to commit Kris to Bellevue Mental Hospital because he believes he is Santa Claus. It is thwarted by Doris’s neighbor and upcoming lawyer, Fred. Fred proves that Kris is Santa Claus when thousands of letters to Santa are delivered by the US Post Office to Kris at the courtroom.

In the end, both Doris and Susan become believers. While playing Santa at Macy’s department store, Kris refers shoppers to Gimbels to find toys that Macy’s does not carry. This turns out to be a great public service policy which increases the loyalty of Macy’s shoppers. Mr Macy and Doris embrace Kris and the Spirit of Christmas that the policy generates.

Susan shows Kris a picture of a house that she wants for Christmas. Following directions given them by Kris, Fred, Doris and Susan drive by a house for sale which is exactly the house in the picture. Susan stops the car and runs into the house convinced that Santa Claus gave it to her. Fred and Susan have, by this time, fallen in love and agree to buy the house. In the corner of the living room is Kris Kringle’s cane.

This story is one of uncommon kindness. It is a pay-it-forward story which puts the needs of the many before the desires of the one. It speaks to the Spirit of Christmas, which places giving before receiving.

“What goes around comes around,” comes down to the Golden Rule:

“So to the doer to make him do.” – ancient Egyptian goddess Ma’at.

“Why does one hurt others knowing what it is to be hurt?” – Valluvar, the Tamil Book of Virtue.

“…Love your neighbor as yourself…” – Leviticus 19:18, Bible.

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” – Jesus.

May your Christmas be filled with the Miracle of Giving, Joy and Love.


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