My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others.

Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?” -Bob Hope

Yes, we could and should love others every day of the year, but this Christmas I would like to place love on the top of my Christmas Tree.

And not just a romantic and sentimental love but love that challenges us to forgive and to seek justice and work for peace.

I would like to put love in every gift I give.

I would like every stocking stuffed with love.

I would like to wrap love around every person I hug.

I want love to be the shining star that guides me through the night of my darkness.

May love be at the heart of your holiday season.

2 Comments

  1. Martha O'Quinn on December 15, 2019 at 9:20 am

    Good morning Emilie. This past week I ran across a poem I wrote in 2014, originating from a prompt from you, “Where do you find beauty in your life?” I think you included a Navajo prayer that you admired. Your post today prompted me to again read the poem and the second verse was about extending love, receiving love and unconditional love. Thanks you for the reminder, especially during this holiday season.

  2. Judy M Zell on December 15, 2019 at 11:22 am

    Love you and love this post. Merry Christmas!

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