December 13, 2008

The Joy you give to others...

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.