Dear Santa,

So I have been listening to Christmas music this past couple of days (it keeps getting closer and closer to to the holiday for me to actually be in the mood for Holiday music), but I heard "My Grown-Up Christmas list" and "Santa, Baby" (which is one of my favorites) and I thought I would write a letter to my old friend, St. Nick...

Dear Santa, it's been a while since I have written, so I thought I would drop you a note for Christmas, 2015.

I would like peace for people's hearts and minds. There is so much anger and ick in the world right now. Please spread joy and love as you travel delivering gifts.

I would like everyone to have someone that cares for them and food to eat, place to rest their heads. It's a big request, but it connects to the first request.

I would like a publishing contract. I am enjoying self-publishing, but would also like someone else to pay for me to click send. So, please work on that for me, please.

I would also like to give love another shot. Think I have been avoiding that long enough and it's time to try again.

I would like continued health and snuggles for my kittens as they have been by my side through everything.

I would like my knee to stop hurting all the time. It's annoying and slowing me down, literally.

I would like to be more fearless and less anxious. I feel there is so much of life I am missing out on.

I would like pens and notebooks, always.

I would like money to pay the debts I owe and to save toward my future.

I would like my island. I think it's time for that.

Thanks, Santa. Do your best.