The stuff Christmas is made of... It may be your favorite time of the year... The crowds in the malls, the smell of pine, spices and food cooking fill the air with aromas that are timeless.
Then comes a fun time putting up the tree with
the sound of Carols playing. After the lights are
on, each ornament is hung, some old ones passed
down through the generations, while others from
our childhood bring back a flood of memories of
family gathered around the tree exchanging gifts.
Then there is that jolly old man from the North.
How many years did you ask about how Santa
got down the chimney, how he would find you
if you were not at home.
Now this Christmas you are the parent placing
gifts under the tree and looking forward to seeing
young eyes open wide with delight as they see the
gifts that appeared over night.
The memories are wonderful dreams of yesterday
filled with great expectations and hope for better
In dark doorways out of sight from the glitter of
Christmas are those whose hopes have been dashed.
Consider during this season in the land of plenty
reaching out and helping someone find hope for a
Merry Christmas to all.