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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Joyous Wishes on a Blessed Day

From Awakenings and catnipoflife
The Soul of Christmas
Full-bodied aromas
Permeate the nose
Along busy sidewalks
Where everything glows
Joyous melodies
Vibrate all through the air
Amidst hustle ’n’ bustle
Of shoppers everywhere
Bundled from head to toe
Out despite the weather
Wassailing and caroling
Bring us all together
Balsam, spruce and fir
Boughs that glisten and gleam
Bells, balls and tinsel
Add magic to the scene
Sights, sounds, aromatic scents
Surround all the fuss
Bringing out the childish ways
In each and every one of us
A time of giving
Welcomes heartfelt returns
Tears, smiles and laughter
Just what the spirit yearns
Great joy, new beginnings
The soul of Christmas brings
Happy birthday, Jesus
The holy church bell rings
"When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things-not the great occasions-give off the greatest glow of happiness."
—Bob Hope (British-born American comedian & actor, 1903–2003)