“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”
Every time a hand reaches out
to help another….that is Christmas!
Every time someone puts anger aside
and strife for understanding…that is Christmas!
Every time people forget their differences
and realize their love for each other…that is Christmas!
May this Christmas bring us
…closer to the spirit of human understanding,
Have a pawesome, ameowzing and purrrrrfect Christmas!
little silent Christmas tree
you are so little
you are more like a flower
who found you in the green forest
and were you very sorry to come away?
see i will comfort you
because you smell so sweetly
i will kiss your cool bark
and hug you safe and tight
just as your mother would,
only don’t be afraid
look the spangles
that sleep all the year in a dark box
dreaming of being taken out and allowed to shine,
the balls the chains red and gold the fluffy threads,
put up your little arms
and i’ll give them all to you to hold
every finger shall have its ring
and there won’t be a single place dark or unhappy
then when you’re quite dressed
you’ll stand in the window for everyone to see
and how they’ll stare!
oh but you’ll be very proud
and my little sister and i will take hands
and looking up at our beautiful tree
we’ll dance and sing
– E. E. Cummings (1894 – 1962)
Bernie and his mates were out at the local pub for a drink.
They were discussing Christmas and exchanging their individual experiences of the festive occasion.
Then the conversation moved along to Christmas gifts and what they are giving to their nearest and dearest. Soon it was Bernie’s turn.
“What did you get for Christmas, Bernie?”
“I bought myself one of those I-phones” he replied. “They’re brilliant. You can do internet and movies and photographs and just about anything.”
“Then for my daughter I bought an I-pad. They’re better than books you know”.
“…..and I got my son an I-pod for his music.”
“What did you get for your wife then Bernie? asked his best mate. “Something special?”
“Well, I got her one of those Irons.”