Friday, December 5, 2008

What Christmas Means to Me

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
acred 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.

Cheri J. Crane

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Accounting said...

I really touch about it and I ask my self that what Christmas means to me?actually I till you the truth now I don't feel that Christmas is already coming,I don't know why but that's what i feel,would you know why i feel this?please till me:)


Cindy Beck said...

Very nice ... you're filled with the Christmas spirit and spreading it to others!

(I just wish Christmas didn't come and go so fast.)

Tristi Pinkston said...

I love this Simon Dewey painting, and the poem as well!

Cheri J. Crane said...

Accounting, Christmas did seem to sneak up on us this year. Time just keeps picking up speed. Hang in there and thanks for stopping by.

Cindy, I agree. I wish it lasted a bit longer myself. ;)

Tristi, I love Simon Dewey's artwork, too. =) And thank you for the kind words with regard to the poetry.