I wish for each of you
a day of warmth and gentle
kindness, full of laughter
and whatever love you can
contain. At least one hug
offered and accepted freely,
an embrace that allows
each individual to know
they are accepted for who
they are, and all that they offer.
One pair of eyes that light up,
sparkle at sight of your countenance,
dance with inner joy because you
have arrived and are alive
to share these moments.
Food that is nutricious
as well as delicious
and sates the hunger
that dwells in each of us.
I wish you soft music, laughter
that is a tonic to tired souls,
and the light of hope
that comes in many shades and colors.
Most of all I wish you love
that is not complete
unless given as well as received,
soft reminder that each of its strands
held in our hands, bind us to one another
and will always do so.
Have a Merry Christmas, and a Wonderful New Year,