The best Christmas movie ever made (fact, not opinion) is chock full of lessons. Practically every scene contains a life lesson, big and small.
Here are my 3 favorites:
Set specific goals. The more specific our goal, the more motivated we’ll be. He didn’t just want an air rifle. He wanted an “official Red Ryder carbine-action, 200-shot, range model air rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time.”
Be persistent. Persistence is the currency of achievement. Only after we’ve “paid in full” will the universe reward us our goals (and most often in the form of “good luck”). He tried his parents. He tried his teacher. He tried Santa. He finally lucked out when his dad had a change of heart. But it wasn’t luck. The universe just decided he had finally “paid in full”.
Your mother’s always right.This needs no explanation.