Or how magic is it, really? The story of Christmas is omnipresent and enchanting, regardless of creed. For some it's sacrosanct, for others, symbolic. The experience of Christmas is a different story - both paradoxical and multifaceted.
May your experience be a joyful one! And remember:
- Be grateful for your health, family and friends
- Be thankful for a home that shelters and protects you
- Be mindful of those who struggle to survive
- Spare a thought for the weak, the lost and the forgotten
- And for the tiny neglected and abandoned ones
- And all those who have lost loved ones and carry great crosses
- Be conscious that Christmas brings many feelings that are not all joyous
- And if you can, be charitable with even one small single act of kindness
- If possible, celebrate the essence and not the madness of Christmas
- And always remember that compassion and love outweigh all other gifts
Small bells chimed,
lights glistened and glowed,
the tree wore its finest apparel,
its lights dancing to age old carols!
Outside it was cold,
inside it was warm and peaceful
and those little hands explored!
Wide-eyed he surveyed the aftermath,
a semi-abstract semblance of Christmas
might have come into greater focus,
filling his tiny mind!
And if discourse was his tongue,
he might have asked about this Santa chap -
He might have matched this magic
to a big friendly bearded man who bears nice gifts!
And as he watched through the window
after jabbing the tree-trinkets,
casting that gaze of innocence into the night sky,
beyond the moon and stars,
he might have gently rounded his soft new lips
to whisper the timeless Christmas mantra,
"Ho, Ho, Ho'
Posted by John Ryan. Posted In : Meandering Discourse