Somehow not only for Christmas
but all the long year through,
the joy that you give to others
is the joy that comes back to you.
and the more you spend in blessing
the poor and lonely and sad,
the more of your heart's possessing
returns to make you glad.
I love this familiar Christmas poem by John Greenleaf Whittier. Somehow it helps me to focus on the true Joy of the season. And as the Grinch found out, it doesn't always come in packages, boxes and bows. May you have a wonderful Christmas this year.