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
32 thoughts on “MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL”
Love your images of Christmas! I didn’t notice it was an acrostic until I saw your tags, but I saw that it was a shape poem as well. Merry Christmas to you and your family from Newfoundland, Canada!
Thank you so much! Your kind words are very encouraging! Yes, my second attempt to an acrostic and I’m glad it turned out okay. Merry Christmas to you and your family, as well!
Merry Christmas to you and your family Lauren! This was such a an awesome poem! 🙂
Thank you, Gabby, and the same wishes to you and your family, too! I’m happy you enjoyed this one for the holidays~
A beautiful blessing, Lauren – thank you! (Also a well-crafted and cleverly written acrostic – and in the shape of a Christmas tree, no less! 🙂 )
Best wishes and many blessings to you and yours,
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!
Such a poetic soul you have Lauren, another beautiful poem. Merry Christmas to you and your family. God Bless 🙂
Awww..thank you, PJ, that was so sweet to say and so encouraging! I wish you peace, love and joy during the holidays, too! Blessings! xx
Such a lovely poem 🙂 Merry Christmas to you and your family 🙂
Thank you, Autumn, and the same warm wishes to you and your family! 🙂
That’s so beautiful! Merry Christmas! 😀
Thank you so much! Warm Christmas wishes to you, too! I look forward to visiting you more in the new year! 🙂
So fun and jolly;) haha… I’m not the type to say jolly… I guess it’s just the word I felt;)
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!
Lauren, a beautiful tribute to the highest and best of the season. I love it. Thank you, and may you and yours have a joy-filled and blessed Christmas!
Thanks so much, Kathryn! Your words are very encouraging and much appreciated!..I also wish you and your family a blessed Christmas! 🙂
This is truly wonderful Lauren! How very creative and well written. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Thanks so much, Jessie! I wish you a wonderful Christmas, too, and will see you soon!
Happy Holidays to you Lauren!!! I hope it is full of joy… : ) I am trying to get caught up on my messages. (smile) sending many hugs to you!!
And the same to you, J! May your holiday also be happy and peaceful! I know how you feel about catching up! (smile back) Hugs back to you, too! 🙂
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.
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!
Merry Christmas Lauren to you and your Family!
Thanks, Sharon, enjoy your holiday time, too!
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!
Thanks so much, VW! As always, your words are too kind, but I’m very happy you enjoyed this! Wishing you also a very Happy Christmas! 🙂
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.
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!
Merry Christmas from Hollywood, California!
Thank you, Russell, and have a wonderful Christmas in Hollywood! And a very safe, Happy New Year! 🙂
BRILLIANT. BRILLIANT. BRILLIANT!
Well done on so many levels.
Thank you SO much, Francois!