Monday, December 25, 2017

The Secret of Christmas

Naples Island, CA 
Okay.  They're  officially here.  The holidays whether we want them or not but given the fact we have no choice in the matter how are we going to deal with everything they entail? 

Will we celebrate or prefer not to participate?  Will we go forward joyfully proclaiming what the holidays represent while we engage in everything we can think of to make the days exactly what we want them to be?   Will nostalgia have us reminiscing even though we can’t go back?


Will we linger in dismay as we complain about the fact that Thanksgiving, the current holidays and New Years are jammed together each demanding their own recognition? Will we look at our end of the year calendar counting the days till January 2nd when life will go back to normal. 
Naples Island, CA
Whichever route you take, perhaps some middle ground can be found in the following song.


Words by:  Sammy Cahn; Music by:  James Van Heusen; From the movie:  Say One For Me
Staring:  Debbie Reynolds, Bing Crosby and Robert Wagner


Look at the happy people
Christmas is in the air
A secret I’m will to share


It’s not the glow you feel when snow appears
It’s not the Christmas card you’ve sent for years
Not the joyful sound when sleigh-bells ring
Or the merry songs children sing

The little gift you send on Christmas day
Will not bring back the friend you’ve turned away
So may I suggest
THE SECRET OF CHRISTMAS is not the things you do at Christmas time

But the Christmas things you do all year through

🎄 Marian

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