Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Poems and Wishes ~

~ Christmas Star ~

~ Christmas Trees ~

~ The Joy You Give ~
John Greenleaf Whittier

"Somehow, not only for Christmas
But all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others
Is the joy that comes back to you.
And the more you spend in blessing
The poor and lonely and sad,
The more of your heart's possessing
Returns to you glad."


~ Gift of Wonder ~
Alfred McBride

...As children we had a sense of wonder. Our eyes were wide open and drinking in the fascinating gifts we beheld…Our thirsty souls could not have enough of the wonders of creation.

Then somehow, we grew too old to dream. We tired of the abundance of the world, or at least grew weary of keeping up with the feast of life, and stepped away from the banquet of life.

The natural gift of wonder God gave us as children was meant to be kept alive...Instead we let wonder go to sleep. We entered the typical dream state of most humans.

...Stay awake!...Wake up and realize the gifts of love you have received...


~ Some Special Gifts ~
author unknown

~ a firm handshake to a shaky soul,
~ a kind word to a lonely person,
~ a warm smile to the disheartened,
~ a sincere concern for someone troubled,
~ a feeling of compassion for the neglected,
~ a comforting thought for the bereaved,
~ a respect for the dignity of others,
~ a defense of the rights of individuals,
~ a word of witness to help a seeking soul,
~ a Merry Christmas to all


~ Merry Christmas to all, and to all a beautiful New Year! ~


  1. And Merry Christmas to you too and a Happy New Year!

  2. Happy Christmas a joyful peaceful one I wish for you and your family.

  3. Thank you Gail, Merry Christmas!

    Thank you Linda, Merry Christmas!

  4. Beautiful! Hope you had a very Merry Christmas!

  5. Oh such sweet poems. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you a very Happy New year! :-)