May this holiday find you smiling

Enjoying priceless times with loved ones

Rejoicing in the birth of our Dear Savior

Realizing your blessings and finding peace

Yearning for the Holy birthday of the year

Caring for others who need their spirits lifted

Hosting family and friends in cozy get-togethers

Remembering, any act of kindness is truly a gift

Imagining the festive spirit throughout the New Year

Seeing the delight and wonder through a child’s eyes

Taking time and letting God’s loving light shine through you

Making magical moments that will turn into precious memories

Allowing yourself tranquility in the midst of the seasonal chaos

Silently saying a prayer for those who are in need of God’s healing grace

Copyright 2011

32 thoughts on “MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL

    1. Thanks so much, Betty! This was my second attempt at an acrostic, then it took the tree shape! I’m glad you liked it and Merry Christmas to you and your family, as well! Sending hugs your way!

    1. Thank you, L, and I think “jolly” is appropriate for this time of year! 🙂 I appreciate your visit and look forward to visiting you after the holidays. My time will be limited after tonight, but I’ll see you soon!

  1. Caddo Veil

    Oh, Lauren–this is Magnificent, truly!! I so love it–what a great job you did, including Everything! Lovely, lovely–it’s another one that I’d like to save, with proper attribution. Thank you so much for your wonderful writing gift, and the special gift of your blog-friendship. I feel so Full, overflowing with the unexpected joys of God’s surprises. Wishing you many happy moments as we count down to Sunday! God bless you.

    1. Wow, Caddo, I am truly overwhelmed and feeling extremely blessed by your wonderful comment! Of course, you may share this; again, I am honored you think it’s worthy enough~I share the same feelings as you. It’s been wonderful getting to know you and for your friendship, as well! Blessings to you, too, for a wonderful Christmas weekend! Hugs!

  2. And even in the shape of a tree! Absolutely delightful. What a wonderful holiday gift! Your poetry is warm and sweet, and a beautiful addition to the enchantment of the season. Thank you for sharing! Wishing you a very merry Christmas!

  3. What a gift of joy your Christmas tree Merry Christmas haiku is to all of us today. Bless you, Lauren, dear poetess, blogging sister! Your talents and well-honed skills certainly are apparent in this masterful poem. For some reason, as I read it over again, I kept thinking of the phrase “random acts of kindness” and was reminded of an older gentleman whom I have encountered on past occasions at Walmart (all flesh shall pass through on the way to Bethlehem!) as being grouchy, etc. This a.m., on a run for holiday-only decaf coffee(it can’t be real, can it? But some in-laws coming to town–what can I say?), he was holding doors, lifting heavy packages for strangers, and beaming and waving “Merry Christmas” all over the place. No, he was not being paid as a store Santa. Maybe someone gave him some REALLY good eggnog?(just kidding). Bless you–we are looking forward to many more lovely and inspiring poems from you in 2012.

    1. Thank you, Rose, your words humble and encourage me at the same time! I love your decaf story; we have to accommodate everyone, right? 🙂 Your story about the older gentlemen is pretty priceless when you think about it. Who knows why his behavior changed, but it certainly is a loving transformation for the holidays. Lets hope it continues throughout the new year. Those are the happy stories that touch our hearts! Although, who knows if eggnog really had anything to do with it? (smile) Blessings to you, too, and a wonderful 2012 for us all! Hugs to you!

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