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An ode to the traditions and memories that make me look forward to Christmas as well as a reminder of all the things in our lives that we can be thankful for.

Christmastime

Pz-avatarby Drea Starling25 Dec 2013

Yuletide log
Christmas carols
Snowmen, reindeer
Brightly lit windows
Children and adults in onesies alike
To excited to sleep
Staying up til midnight
To open the physical presents
Smiles lighting up faces, oh the joy
But overall the presence of love
Is the real gift
Having family, friends, significant others
A home
Baked ham,
Pineapple upside down cake, rum cake
Cookies with red and green frosting
Warm hugs and kisses
Watching a Christmas story for the millionth time
Laughing at Ralphie and his icicle tongue
Making snow angels
And some of us can't enjoy all these luxuries
Many are far from their families
Physically, mentally
Some are working some not
Some have no Christmas trees no material presents just a lot, a lot,
a lot of love
Share the wealth
Spread love to others
Cherish these memories
And give as much as you receive if not more
And be happy with what you have
Be open to receive more
Blessings
Merry Christmas to each and everyone of you