My wishes for you this Christmas…
May your home be warm and
smell a lot like Christmas;
May your Christmas tree light up,
stockings everywhere stuffed
with yummy treats and
surrounded by lots of furry friends.
May your heart be merry and
light as a snowflake;
May all your troubles melt away like snow;
May you always be as happy as Olaf,
the friendliest snowman;
May you have everything that you need
and love everyone that you give.
I pray the love of all those around you
fills your Christmas with overflowing
warmth, joy, smiles and laughter and
may you cherish and honor each other
in all that you do.
Wishing you and loved ones
all the heartwarming blessings of Christmas
from my home to yours!
“Now is no time to think of what you do not have.
Think of what you can do with that there is”
― Ernest Hemingway
“Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded.”
― Jess Lair
“For me and my family personally, September 11 was a reminder that life is fleeting, impermanent, and uncertain. Therefore, we must make use of every moment and nurture it with affection, tenderness, beauty, creativity, and laughter.”
– Deepak Chopra
“We are a family and
we stick together.”
“I believe the world is one big family,
and we need to help each other.”
– Jet Li
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Dearest Aunt Ying
As I write this letter to you,
my heart is filled with love.
Three years had passed but
the memory of you still warms my heart.
You often spoke about the importance of family.
I believe the Christmas lunch party
which you organized each year
was your way of keeping the family together.
And I’m glad your daughters have kept this tradition going.
You once told me that my presence is more important
than the presents under the Christmas tree.
I came, Aunt Ying on Christmas day
though I was a little late.
I felt your presence when I was in your home.
Your presence is felt on every floorboard,
the walls and the lights.
Your voice is echoed through
every room and hallway.
And I hear you still.
You were simple yet elegant.
And you enjoyed the simple things in life,
one who cared not about status or luxury though
you were blessed with a very comfortable life.
You were connected with nature
through your love for gardening.
You need no wi-fi cos
you had found the best connection
in the beauty of your garden.
I had enjoyed those times
just having tea and chatting with you
in your living room.
I miss your wit and your wisdom.
I know you’re at peace now, Aunt Ying
resting in the arms of our dear Lord.
And we shall meet again one day on
the other side of the stars.
“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”
“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.”