It is Christmas week and I’m sure those who celebrate are in the thick of gift buying, cooking, and are run-ragged trying to make everything perfect. Some of you may be packing a case to visit relatives and friends. I do hope you will be safe if that is what you are planning.
This is the time of year that we turn towards family and friends to rejoice in a season of love and new beginnings. We share gifts because there is something special about the tradition of giving and receiving and I know many of you continue to give with big hearts throughout the year. Whether it is the form of time or money, there is always someone less fortunate than ourselves. Personally I thrive in an inclusive society but sadly, in recent years, the world has become divisive and somewhat selfish. I do hope that will change as we move forward.
I am taking some personal time this week to share with my family and apart from my Daily Haiku, which is scheduled each day, I will not be posting until after the holidays. I want to take this time to thank all of you who have supported my blog every day and made wonderful comments. You are all very special to me and I feel blessed to be part of this wonderful WordPress community with you. I wish you all a very happy and joyful Christmas and the very best for 2022. Be happy and healthy and always pay it forward with your love and kindness.
I will leave you with a smile, I hope. ☺️❤️ Merry Christmas!
Just about every TV commercial right now is Christmas related. When you turn on the radio you hear Christmas songs and carols playing non stop. It is that time of year after all and it helps most people get into the spirit of the season. Talking of spirit and songs, I came across this the other day which cleverly incorporates them both.
Enjoy this holiday season and sing/drink responsibly!
Just two days to Christmas. Any other year I would be feeling excited and looking forward to having family together and celebrating the holidays. This time last year who would have thought we would be experiencing a full-blown world-wide pandemic, wearing masks and confined to our homes apart from necessary outings to the food store. Many would be unemployed, broke, destitute and lining up for food handouts. Hundreds of thousands would be dead. It’s shocking.
COVID 19 has touched all of us and my heart goes out to each and every one of you. I hope you and your family stay strong and healthy this holiday season and the spirit of Christmas, which is basically celebrating the joy of life and sharing with each other, will be with you and give you strength.
With that said, I share with you a funny Gary Larsen cartoon that I hope brings a smile to your face. I am also including the video of “We Are The World” The Live Aid musician collaboration to raise awareness of famine in Africa. It has been on my mind a lot lately because of what we are all going though around the world.
This Christmas will be white But not with virgin snow The tree is bedecked with tinsel But it twinkles minus the glow The festivities a non-event The food just a necessity The only present to unwrap Was the gift of a penalty Without someone to love The holiday holds no appeal A person alone can be Regarded as a fifth wheel Composing yourself for The inevitable questions Answering with white lies Avoiding unwanted suggestions Eventually it will be over and be gone for another year Next time it might be different Perhaps I could disappear