Christmas Sparkles: Yule Mixture

For you, we wish the Christmas Spirit would bring:

Lots of holly, mistletoe, candles, poinsettias, and full plates of holiday delights,

But few times when you cry out for Rolaids or break a tooth on peanut brittle.   .   .

 

Lots of gifts with few needs omitted. . .

 

Lots of candy canes and bows with the peace that comes from few bills you cannot pay on some reality’s January day.  .  .

Lots of joyful songs but few uncomfortable silences at seeing that Christmas does not stop all sorrow. . .

Lots of companionship with few moments of loneliness . . .

Lots of relaxation and renewal but few times of excessive rush . . .

Lots of faith but few times of doubt when answers do not come easily . . .

However, with life being what it is, you will inevitably experience events of many flavors during this season – so we’ll pray, more appropriately, that your Christmas mixture be such that the unfortunate ingredients make the brighter ones a little more lucid, a little more appreciated, and that your Yuletide be blessed with

m o r e       l o v e

t  h  a  n

s t o m a c h      a c h e  !

Copyright 1996 by Hildra Tague. Obtain permission for use online or in print.

 

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About grantutor

Career educator in both public and private schools. Has tutored all ages. Writes about education, parenting, & seniors. Sings harmony with folk/rock group and a choir. Caregiver for spouse who dealt with Stage IV cancer. Happy person committed to nature and conservation of a green world.
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