Monday, December 18, 2017

Christmas Joys

Image by Anita Schiller Terry ©2016

Christmas Joys
©2017 Susan Noyes Anderson

At Christmas, simple things are best:
A family meal, a day of rest,
A sprig of holly on the tree,
A sweet noel, sung joyfully.

A cozy fire, a child at play,
A tale of Santa on his sleigh,
A glowing candle burning bright,
Reminder of the Savior's light.

A hug exchanged, a burden shared,
A broken heart sweetly repaired,
A listening ear, a gentle hand,
A tender heart to understand.

Hold fast to lovely things and true;
Let peace on earth begin with you.
∞§∞

On Christmas Joys:
“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find Christmas under a tree.” 
–Roy L. Smith
“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.”
–Peg Bracken
“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” –Burton Hillis
Wishing everyone a warm and wonderful holiday season!
=)

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14 comments:

colleen said...

Well constructed and Dickensesque. I hope all the Scrooges hear it.

Sherry Marr said...

Yes, simple joys are best. Happy is the grateful heart!

Mary said...

And wishing you peace as well.
I like your sentiment. Smiles.

R.K. Garon said...

Very nice.
And a Merry Christmas to you also.
ZQ

Myrna R. said...

Thank you for your beautiful poem and the quotes. I feel more centered now, able to approach Christmas with more sparkle in my spirit.
Have a Merry one. Joy and love.

brudberg said...

This is how Christmas should be... wonderful...

rallentanda said...

Merry Christmas and thank you for your lovely thoughts.

yaya said...

I love all your poems, but your Christmas ones always hit the heart! Love this one. Have a very Merry Christmas Sue and a wonderful New Year! Give your Mom a hug from me!

Sumana Roy said...

This sweet poem itself is a wonderful Christmas gift to all of us. Merry Christmas & seasonal Greetings :)

LeAnn said...

Thanks for sharing such a beautiful written Christmas poem. What wonderful Christmas thoughts; you are the best!
Merry Christmas dear friend! Hope you have a sweet Christmas celebration with you family. Hugs~

Thotpurge said...

Greetings of the season to you!

kaykuala said...

Hold fast to lovely things and true;
Let peace on earth begin with you

Peace on earth is so elusive and one is so helpless not able to do much.


Hank

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Indeed, may it be so!

Karen Sue said...

Decorations took more imagination and energy than I had this year, so my house is simple. And I give myself permission to be ok with that. Merry Christmas friend. Lovely words from you again.

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