December 18, 2009

The Spirit Of The Season

It begins long before the first frost -

Somewhere between memory and reality.

It touches us with compassion

and whispers to us of hope.

It tiptoes into our hearts with elation

and opens our souls to faith.

Its name is Christmas and we have yet to learn

How to keep it close for more than

this one brief, shining moment.

Someday, perhaps...with love.

~~Written by Judith A. Lindberg


Shadowthorne said...

Have a Wonderful Christmas.
And Happy New Year!! :)

Brian Miller said...

oh, but it lives on in our hearts and our memories...great verse. i hope you have an amazing christmas!

smiles4u said...

Nice. Like that quote. Yes, I wish we could keep the spirit of the season all year long! :)

Jeni said...

Beautiful quote, just beautiful!
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a super-great New Year too!

Bogey said...

If only we could learn to keep that Spirit for longer than the, "one brief, shining moment". Regardless, we can take what we have and learn to build from there. One stepping stone at a time. All the very best of the Season to you and your family. And may you enjoy a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!

Ronda Laveen said...

Yes, to stay in the moment is the key. Peace.

otin said...

I think that you can have Christmas spirit without even being a person of faith. It is a matter of goodwill toward others.

cinner said...

This is beautiful and what a precious
picture. I wish it could be all year round. Big hug.