With Christmas right around the corner, I've been pondering what this particular holiday means to me. I love all of the holidays, but Christmas will always hold a special place in my heart. This is a magical season when we commemorate the birth of our Savior. The beautiful passages from Luke fill our hearts with sacred imagery. Touching lyrics and songs capture what this holiday affirms. Hearts soften as we remember loved ones, and help those who may be in need.
Early this morning, I found myself bombarded with rhyming words. Don't make fun. This happens to me on occasion. ;) I blame my grandmother Jackson who taught me to write poetry at a fairly young age. Since then, I've utilized this gift whenever the whim surfaces. Hopefully today's attempt conveys what I'm trying to say:
Charity for others Helping those in need Remembering we're sisters\brothers Intervention is our creed Sacred songs inspire Timely for this day May our hearts' desire Always reflect our Savior's way.
And here is a blast from the past, lyrics from a song I wrote a few years ago for a community Christmas musical production. I think it pretty well sums things up. What Christmas Means to Me
1st: Christmas is sharing Christmas is caring Smiling at all that you see Doing for others and making hearts light That is what Christmas should be
Chorus: Christmas is often a feeling inside A warm glow that touches your heart A feeling I wish we could carry all year Giving this world a fresh start.
2nd: Christmas is children Their smiling faces Eternal hope in their eyes Snowflakes and wonder As stockings are hung A sleepless night watching the skies.
3rd: Christmas means loving The people around you Looking past faults to forgive The best gift of Christmas Is peace on this earth A way we can all learn to live.
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