Hope this years holiday message finds you with a few moments to read and savoir the words, the message and the hope of the holidays.
The days fold in upon themselves.
Daylight hours diminish.
The colors of our world
Shift from gold to silver
And Winter’s mage wind
Releasing the season’s magic.
Believing in the resilience of light
We take comfort
In the long night darkness.
Finding a soothing peace
Settling deep within us
And contentment in the consoling quiet.
Ushers in the ancient festivals
Of light and redemption
As we watch feather-fine flakes
Drift and fill the landscape,
A memory of kindness floats into our hearts.
We remember to hang hope on the tree.
To put a candle in the window for everyone.
To plant peace in the reluctant winter earth.
As we do, we find ourselves standing,
Heart-to-heart and hand-in-hand,
Keeping the world alive,
One kindness, one friendship at a time.
May old friendships and new fill your days with kindness and their blessings be renewed.
“And there’s a hand my trusty friend! And give me a hand o’thine! And we’ll take a
right good-will draught for auld lang syne.” Robert Burns
© By: Thelma Giomi, 2019