Guilt overshadows the season’s joy
when others’ loss becomes prevalent
They wish for a miracle of healing
their spirits hang on a thread so delicate
When will the blood stop shedding?
What will keep mouths from starving?
Do you hear it where you are?
The noise of despair is jarring
Is it so simple to say a prayer
for their anguish to be calmed
for love to hug their weary souls
for all to feel a connected bond?
~Lauren Scott © 2017
This season of Magic, Miracles, and Faith isn’t joyous for everyone; for many it’s a Blue Christmas. So, may the Spirit find itself embracing all people, but especially those who are dealing with stress or depression from tragedy, and may Peace weave its way into their hearts, minds, and lives. Let us remember the Vision of “Goodwill to All Men.”
I’ll be away from blogging through the holiday weekend, so I wish you all a Christmas filled with an abundance of Love, Joy, and Peace. And a Big “Thank You” to all of you – both old and new friends – for your continued support here on WP.
~With Love, Lauren 💝
many merry shapes
frosted and sprinkled with love
a way of giving
Lauren Scott © 2017
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!
I wish that share button was a
little more literal, then I could
share these with you!
Let us view
Christmas through the eyes
of children –
the wonder of the season
pure joy, love, and hope
Lauren Scott © 2017
Wishing you a blessed holiday season ❤
with friends and
family near or far, with
laughter and good food
but this day
isn’t the only
time to show
each sunrise provides a new
Lauren Scott © 2017
Happy Thanksgiving! ❤
How are you? I know, it’s been awhile since I’ve been around. I offer no excuses, so this is just a quick post to say “hi” and send my well wishes to you. Last week, I had an unexpected medical emergency that threw a wrench in my December plans. Fortunately, I’m home now and slowly on the mend to continue with the holiday shopping and tying of loose ends at work before the festivities begin.
Anyway, I hope this note finds you all happy and healthy, and I wish you a blessed holiday season that continues into 2017. I’m including two photos I found on Google of Lake Tahoe showing off its winter and holiday beauty (one of our favorite places).
Sending Love, Hugs, Merry Christmas, and a very Happy New Year!
I’m leaving blogland for awhile (again), and I’m not sure how long I’ll be gone. My muse just left for her Christmas vacation, so the timing works out fine. 🙂
Anyway, I wish you all a peaceful, joyous, and safe time during the holidays
and a very Happy New Year!
Sending hugs, love and blessings,
Our flag proudly flies
holding men and women in
its bold stars and stripes
Colors in the sky
together we “ooh” and “ahhh”
Wishing you all who celebrate a fun and safe Fourth of July!
Each year we go to our county fair, which is our plan for today.
And each year it’s the same, nothing changes,
yet the experience is still fun as we view the exhibits, the animals,
ride the big Ferris Wheel, take in the great music, enjoy some wine and beer
and of course, enjoy the fair food…my faves are gyros and root beer floats. 🙂
So have a Happy time and a Wonderful Weekend!
Sharing Love and Hugs, Lauren
(Part of this is a repost from 2012)
high points to this year
low points to bear
tears to dry
from reasons to cry
lessons to learn by
adventures to try
demons to fight
wrongs to right
but looking back
we see the impact
another year of living
the gift of existing
So accelerate in high gear
no invite for fear
Pour the bubbles
forget your troubles
Clink and Chime
Celebrate Big Time!
Lauren Scott © 2014
One year later, I share this poem again
with sincere wishes of a wonderful, joyful,
productive 2015 for you all
and a safe celebration for ringing in the New Year!
With love, Lauren
The holidays are joyful in many ways, but they can also be tough.
Skipping Christmas is often wished for through difficult circumstances and going through each day with merry measure, being joyous all together, simply may not happen.
We all have problems we’re dealing with on various levels. No one is exempt and as we turn on the news, trying to be joyful in a world filled with so much tragedy isn’t easy; it’s hard enough to comprehend.
So I’m offering a little bit of good cheer and inspiration. It’s not a lot and it might not help. Then again, it might make a difference for even one person reading, which would mean the world to me.
Remember, while the road may be unpredictable, you’ll always have “tough and strong” to lean on.
Sending Love, Smiles and Blessings for this day and all days to come,
and wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!
Magic fills the air tonight; Rudolph leads the way
as they’ll land on the roof in the big, glorious sleigh
Her enthusiasm is charming; she’s bursting with glee
making cookies for Santa to set by the tree
It sparkles with colors, all shiny and bright
with tinsel and popcorn and lights of white
She sets the cookies where he won’t miss them
with a bowl of carrots so the reindeer can have some
As darkness arrives, her bedtime is near
inside her heart, she’s holding great cheer
With one eye open, she’s too excited to sleep
but slumber prevails so she hears not a peep
She rises with the sun, joyfully wiggling
waking her parents with constant giggling
They enter the room to find many surprises,
gifts hugging their tree in all different sizes
She was thrilled to see only cookie crumbs lie
and the carrots were eaten by reindeer in the sky
Their tree was so pretty, standing tall and proud
She hugged Mommy and Daddy and thanked Santa out loud
May we all experience the magic of this Holiday Season
with childlike excitement~
Lauren Scott © 2011
Photo credit to my son
(This poem is beginning to be a tradition
since I’ve re-posted it in the last few years.
But even so, I hope the magic is reborn
with each new holiday season.)