The universe is a little like a bank, and you are constantly investing your love here, there and everywhere. It will offer you back that love through other routes, other faces, other events, all of the time.
You can become focused on receiving from the areas you have given and miss the person knocking on your front door to give you presents. You might refuse them at first because you have given this stranger nothing and you do not even recognize who he is. Yet no one has a problem with Santa, and no one has met him (Laughter)!
As a child, you quite loved this idea of a man who has never met you, who comes around and gives you a bunch of presents. He does this all year, for free, for you. Children have no problem receiving in that way.
Santa is the universe. Father Christmas is the universe and the universe wants to give to you. But you do not have to take every single thing that is offered, you will choose. ~~Zachary through Lee, from The Art of Receiving