Friday, December 24, 2004

Merry Christmas!!


I was trying to figure out what I was going to write for Christmas that would convey how I felt about the holiday.  I was thinking for a couple of days and then my friend, Cathy, who always comes through sent this to me this morning.  I just love it!!  I wanted to wish everyone in J-Land a very, very blessed Christmas and I hope that everyone has loved ones and friends to spend some time with!!  I hope you enjoy this!




If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows,
strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls,
But do not show love to my family,
I'm just another decorator.

If I slave away in the kitchen,
baking dozens of Christmas cookies, Preparing gourmet meals
And arranging a beautifully adorned table at mealtime,
But do not show love to my family, I'm just another cook.

If I work at the soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home
And give all that I have to charity,
But do not show love to my family,
It profits me nothing.

If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and
crocheted snowflakes,
attend a myriad of holiday parties and sing in the choir's cantata,
But do not focus on Christ,
I have missed the point.

Love stops the cooking to hug the child.
Love sets aside the decorating to kiss the husband.
Love is kind, though harried and tired.
Love doesn't envy another's home
that has coordinated Christmas china and table linens.

Love doesn't yell at the kids to get out of the way,
but is thankful they are there to be in the way.
Love doesn't give only to those who are able to give in return,
but rejoices in giving to those who can't.

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails.

Video games will break, pearl necklaces will be lost, golf clubs will rust....
But giving the gift of love will endure.

You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving~






  1. I loved this posting Val.  Every word so true.  We should all cherish our families, our friends, our neighbours and all mankind, not just at Christmas but always. Have a wonderful Christmas.  God bless you my dear friend xxxxxxx  Merry Christmas.

  2. What a lovely entry Val - A very Merry Christmas to you and to Chelsea, have a wonderful time my dear :o)
    Love and hugs from Sara   xxx

  3. Love is: My 4 year old grandson Dane this afternoon ~ asked me to promise "no more kisses nanny and tell my cousin Holly not to kiss any more as well!" Boys! I love the little tike; can't help the slip up and told him to expect a big kiss as usual, when he arrives on Sunday. Left him grinning widely. A peaceful and joy filled Christmas to you and Chelsea.
    Love Sylvia

  4. I love this little Christmas poem.  I have it posted in my Cafe of Life journal!!!
    Merry Christmas to you!!!!

  5. Just coming by to wish you a Merry Christmas to you and yours. :)

  6. That was beautiful Valerie!  Merry Christmas to you and Chelsea.  I love you more than I can say!  Love, your TBADT Krissy

  7. Merry Christmas to you and your sweet Chelsea.


  8. Merry Christmas Val! Very thought provoking, poem. Thank you so much for sharing this. God Bless you

  9. Great Poem! I hope you had a very merry christmas val ;-)
    Hugs & Blessings,

  10. Doll, that is beautiful!
    The absolute best part of Christmas this year was Pey!  
    I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas and look forward to a Happy New Year!
    Happy Holidays Val!

  11. Happy Boxing Day! ;-)


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