may our next few days
merry and bright.
soak up the goodness, the noisy chatter
the piles of paper and bows
the sugar and sweets
the turkey and whatever else graces our tables.
let us be
aware that this time is a gift
and it comes but once a year
please be in the moment
whatever that moment may be
wherever we may find ourselves these next few days
and take the gift that is offered us.
hug often and freely
say i love you more than we might normally do.
sing with gusto and dare to be silly
with garlands of generosity and joy
catch some of the magic
that sparkles in young eyes.
and let some of the weariness of the past year go
bless and be blessed.
merry christmas dear family and friends of mine.