I begin to play Christmas music
in October, go shopping when I have
nothing to buy so I can be in all
that energy that is the holidays.
I give gifts to those unsuspecting,
unexpecting. I am given the gift
of a smile or kind word and I pass
it on and on. I attend parties,
invite people to my home, make
gingerbread houses,cookies and pies,
and am driven to cook chili and soup
and cold weather comfort foods.
I become sensitive to sleighbells
and children’s laughter,decorations
and Christmas trees,holiday movies
no matter how sappy,hot cocoa
and meaningful moments with my family
I adopt angels and families, take my
Little Sister shopping for her family,
donate dinners and clothes, foods
and blankets where I can. I decorate
the house inside for those who enter
and outside for my neighbors.All this
energy lives on and passes through
each person it touches and comes back
I believe in love in a myriad of faces,
love my family, my friends, and my fellow man.
I love this world, this country,this state,
this city, this house my husband and my dog.
I blame all this on the season.