As I sit on a cloudy afternoon,
listening to a feline snore,
I think of the past few days
and the people I truly adore.
I feel the love of family and friends
and the season of His birth.
The hugs, the smiles and hopeful wishes
for peace on this great, colorful earth.
Surrounded by a gentle spirit
and the gift of open wings,
the knowing glance of an expectant child
while the church emphatically sings.
Never mind the gifts received
or those that are generously bought.
The happiness of the Christmas season
are the friendships and personal closeness sought.
The season filled with twinkling lights
is a time to give mighty praise
For those who often surround us,
gifted by God as the human race.
Put aside the bulging stockings
and the array of chocolate treats.
Walk past the Christmas buffet
filled with ham and potatoes and roast beets.
Walk to what matters most
the people you love and hold dear
give them cheeky kisses and huge hugs
during the holidays, the every days and all year.