WHAT? A FEW MORE DAYS! NOoooo!
Of course, the ultimate goal is here instead right?
So……here are some suggestions that could help. Great for the night before “THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS” eve. Huh? Whenever is good too! #1 A warm cup of tea, cocoa, cider, or your choice, hummm! #2 Pull on some warm footies. #3 Grab a fuzzy lap blanket, a comfy chair or sofa, and sit yourself down! (Preferably in front of a fire, but on a sofa will do nicely as well). Good, now just take a deep breath,… or several. NICE!
Next, since you can’t frown and smile at the same time, I don’t think, here are a couple of cute things to bring on that smile, and begin to address the stress. (Hey, it rhymes.)
Now, I found this video. It’s very informative, and entertaining. Christmas Traditions elsewhere, including Italy, (of course).
Okay, it’s time for music! A little nostalgia for Christmas? Enjoy!
Now our guys. A little while back, but beautiful. Watch each of them closely. This is one of my favorites because of their intensity, and the very apparent inner respect with which they regard each other.
Hope this has allowed the beauty of what Christmas is meant to be, to shine bright, and bring you peace. Now it’s time to wish you a very joyous, yet thoughtful……
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND BUON NATALIE!
I do have one more thing to share. I wrote this in December 1970. It is one of my very first attempts at writing poetry. Hope you like it.
A Christmas card felt sad the day that she was picked to bring,
her Christmas greeting, warm and true, fore she wished that she could sing.
Just like a dove in early morn, a song so sweet and clear,
announcing to a waking world, a bright new day is here.
She wished she could express the thoughts, behind her printed words,
and feel the gratefulness that’s felt, but of course, that was absured!
No, she would simply have to make the best of what she had,
for after all, to bring some joy, was certainly not bad.
She knows the one receiving it, will feel within their heart,
the glowing warmth, her message has endeavored to impart.
And even though it’s Christmas, a time so very dear,
her wishes are sincerely wished, each day throughout the year.
Kathryn Mason (Kitty)