Christmas time is here
greet it with merry and cheer
prayers for peace this year
A day for merriment and optimism.
A day for gathering with family and friends.
A day for celebrating.
A day for resting and playing.
A day for prayer and peace.
A day for reverence.
A day for loneliness and sorrow.
A day for grief and sadness.
A day for anxiety and despair.
A day when thoughts of those who are no longer here might resurface.
A day when past lives and friends no longer in the picture might flood your memory.
A day when family tensions might erupt.
Holidays often bring all the emotions.
If today does not feel merry and bright for you, know that you are not alone.
Joy is incomplete without sadness.
Merriment is known only through sorrow.
All emotions are part of the human experience.
We find peace when we welcome what is here.