The Time of Year!

It’s Christmas Day, and I felt like gifting you something special from our community. Many of you may know Colin, of MeAndRay. Colin knows my love for music very well and often shares some songs with me that are probably not so well known. A couple of weeks ago, he shared some Christmas songs and a Christmas poem he wrote with me. Unfortunately, due to other priorities Colin has not the time to make a post on his blog. But he left it up to me to share the songs and the poem if I want to. 

I thought today was the perfect day for spreading the word and music. Both are rather thought-provoking. But I think the past two years have made us get back to the core of the Christmas message anyway. May we never forget that Christmas is not a season but an attitude that should be vividly active throughout the year.
There is no more to say, but a big thank you to Colin for choosing my blog to share his poem and song suggestion.

The Time of Year!

Christmas is coming so very soon.

What are your plans for this time?

What is your idea of good cheer?

To eat and drink?

Think of family and friends?

But… why only at this time of year?

***

You’ll buy this and that.

Perhaps “Thinking of You” cards,

For people so very dear.

You’ll share time together,

And have many laughs

But… why only at this time of year?

***

The time of year for giving,

To a local shelter perhaps?

Poverty and despair are so near.

Street kids, abused kids, exploited and used kids

Maybe on your mind,

But… why only at this time of year?

***

Poverty is year round.

Abuse and despair the same.

What else do you need to hear?

You are so giving around now,

And presumably willing,

But… why only at this time of year?

***

You will celebrate this season

Being generous and kind.

Maybe smile at strangers without fear,

But once the season has passed,

Hopefully you will ask

“Why only at that time of year?”

***

This time of year, regardless of belief,

Is a time for compassion and sharing;

For revelations so crystal clear;

For knowing that you are able to help,

Perhaps only in a small way

But… why only at this time of year?

***

At this time of year… this year,

Think… do you really care?

When you see desperation so near,

Are you prepared to share?

But … why only at Christmas time?

Why not throughout the whole year?

First Christmas – Stan Rogers

On this occasion, I want you to know that I will take a break until Three Kings Day – first of all, to spend some quality time with my family away from social media, and maybe I even get to my book again and take my draft to the next level.

Have a blessed Christmas Day and wonderful rest of 2022. See you next year!

In Love and Light

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Thanks for sharing this song. I find this to be very true. We can share the spirit of giving all year around. I like to donate to organizations on special death anniversaries, to honor a deceased loved one and give to others. There are many ways we can keep the spirit going each month. I hope you had a Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year!
It is a blessing being connected to kind people like yourself, Erika.
Lisa

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So, that is a beautiful way to honor a loved one and at the same time make them present through that donation.
Thank you so much, dear Lisa. I tell you that this is absolutely mutual. You know, like attracts like. Wishing you a very happy new year 💖

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‘Tis a question I’ve long asked. People open their hearts and their wallets at Christmas, but a week later their grinch/scrooge side returns. Why not year-round?

Enjoy your well-deserved break and I’ll see you in January! Merry Christmas!!!

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Exactly! But when you look at what happens in this world, so many are living the spirit of Christmas all year long. It is even more touching to witness the love that shines through whenever it is needed. But yes, there is still a lot of potential for improvement.
Thank you so much for your presence here on WP and again, I am happy we got connected, Jill. Take good care and spend some wonderful days with your family in this 2022💖

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Awwww … thank you for your kind words, Erika. I am so glad we connected here … you’ve become a member of Filosofa’s blogging family and I am richer for it! I am enjoying some family time, now that the hustle and bustle is over! ❤

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That’s so lovely and kind of you to say, Jill. Believe me, I feel the same and appreciate it a lot to be connected with someone like you who is not afraid to look behind the curtains and expresses her thoughts openly with a big heart behind this all.
Enjoy your family as I do too and may you all have a very Happy New Year 💖

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