It’s the holiday season, soon to be a new year
We’ve shopped and we’ve wrapped, and we’ve tried to spread cheer.
The halls have been decked and the trees are all glowing,
And we’re dreaming of a “White Christmas”, although it hasn’t been snowing.
We’ve hugged and we’ve kissed, and hung mistletoe from the ceiling.
We are trying to spread that merry, yuletide feeling.
With each card we send, the Christmas spirit should flourish.
Peace and good will must prevail; they are never to perish.
But something is wrong: the holiday wonder has left.
It is part of our aging, an inevitable theft
We’ve tried to keep merry and not be a miser,
But the innocence of youth fades, as we become older and wiser.
As our loved one’s depart, and leave us alone on this earth:
We find our world sadder, less filled with true mirth.
How can we retain our childhood sense of joy?
When the holiday was all about unwrapping our favorite toy.
It is what we create each year, not what we expect.
It is our ability to share with people, how we connect.
We have to store the holiday joy in our hearts, and
Let it expand when life’s sorrow imparts.
We need to make memories with the ones that we love,
So they can remind us when they are smiling down from above.
Live each day to the fullest; keep the ones we love near.
Our relationships and friendships are the things that are most dear.
Don’t be afraid to say, “I love you” and show others how you feel.
These are the important gifts, the love that is real.
So when you feel you’ve lost that youthful spirit, and everything seems tragic.
Revive the loving memories, and you’ll see there’s still Christmas magic.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2014!!