QC Inner Circle Newsletter – December 2010
Santa Claus aka Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas or Kris Kringle, commenced his current career – as the greatest gift giver in the world – during the 4th century AD.
At that time he was known as Bishop Nicholas of Smyma (Izmir) in what is now Turkey. According to tradition, Jolly Ole’ Saint Nicholas would throw generous gifts through the windows of the homes he passed to give joy to poor children.
Since then business has continued to boom and Santa Claus has now expanded his empire to cover the whole world.
Based for a while at the North Pole, Santa Claus moved to the Finnish Lapland, in 1925.
Despite the advent of the aircraft, Santa’s reindeer – Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolph – continue to haul Santa and his sleigh full of gifts around the world every Christmas eve.
Santa said, “Rudolph the Red-nosed reindeer is always very helpful on Christmas eve especially when it’s foggy as he helps guide the sleigh.”
“But the times they are a-changing, I am now more likely to receive requests for video games than the simple hand-made wooden toys that were popular earlier on in my career.
“I’ve also noticed a rapid decline in the number of new houses that are being built with a chimney, my traditional means of access to the home.”
One change that Santa has enjoyed however has been the variety of different beers that are left out for him. They help to keep his nose bright and red, although he thinks that Rudolph may also have been sampling some of the beverages left for him.
Santa Claus is also quite partial to the odd Tim-Tam or two and he says his reindeer always appreciate a few carrots with sugar.
Since Mrs Claus introduced Santa to the internet he has also been able to receive gift requests by email instead of regular ‘snail-mail’. This has assisted the elves with processing gift requests, and the mass production of the most popular presents.
Santa said, “I’m always surfing the net looking for fantastic gift ideas and I was blown away when I saw the latest special offer from QC Seminars.
QC Seminars is continuing the gift of giving this Christmas with a full NLP certification scholarship, which is conservatively valued at $5,291.97, for the one off fee of only $97.
Oprah Winfrey showed the true meaning of Christmas during the taping of her show in Sydney at the Opera House.
The TV talk show queen donated $250,000 to Australian couple Kristian Anderson and his wife Rachel so they can take time off to be together as a family while Kristian undergoes treatment for cancer.
“Take the year off, and get well,” The Daily Telegraph quoted Oprah as saying to the Andersons. “The Andersons I believe represent every family dealing with a huge life challenge and I know there are a lot of you out there. “As Kristian is literally in the fight of his life, Rachel is working tirelessly to do what a good wife and mum does.” “She is the main supporter of this family right now, we want them to spent every ounce of energy being together and focussed on getting well.”
The Sydney couple’s love story went viral on You Tube earlier this year when Kristian, posted a video love letter to his wife, which featured her favourite actor, Hugh Jackman.
QC Seminars Christmas Party
QC Seminars held its office Christmas party at La Cita Latin Restaurant, Bar & Club at King Street Wharf in Sydney.
QC Seminars joins Twitter and Facebook
Quantum Change Seminars has jumped on the social media bandwagon with the launch of an exciting new twitter account – @qcseminars QC Seminars CEO, Roberta Faddoul said, “Our company has remained at the forefront of the personal development industry with our revolutionary full NLP certification scholarship, which is conservatively valued at $5,291.97, for the one off fee of only $97. “We want to retain our status as the most innovative personal development company in Australia and what better way to do that than by becoming active in the social media sphere?” Roberta will also be able to communicate with QC students via her personal twitter account – @robertafaddoul. Since joining Twitter, QC Seminars has managed to secure a small base of loyal followers, but we are an ambitious bunch and we are looking to secure as many followers as possible! The QC team has also launched a Facebook fan page – http://www.facebook.com/qcseminars
“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach. ”
- A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
It was the doctor’s last patient consultation on Christmas Eve. A mother came in with her young daughter and asked if he would examine her because she had been showing some strange symptoms, including a significant increase in weight, sickness most mornings and a number of strange cravings.
He checked her out very carefully and eventually told the mother that her daughter was unquestionably pregnant.
At which news she protested very strongly.
“Don’t be ridiculous, my daughter has never been with a man.”
The girl confirmed that this was true and added that she had never so much as kissed a man.
The doctor studied the girl very carefully, then quietly stood up, walked to the window and stared out of it.
Suspecting the worst the mother asked if there was something wrong.
“No, not really,” replied the doctor.
”It might just be a coincidence, but the last time this happened a bright star appeared in the East.”
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