we fill our lives with things,
and again with things.
if we consider ourselves so unimportant that we must
fill every moment of our lives with action,
when will we have the time to make the long,
slow journey across the desert as did the Magi?
or sit and watch the stars as did the shepard's?
or brood over the coming of the child as did Mary?
for each of us, there is a desert to travel.
a star to discover.
and a being within ourselves to bring to life.
so this is my Christmas wish for us,
that behind the toys,
and convivial chaos,
there will come a moment
of quiet reflection
that it may be truly said of each of us that we know
how to keep Christmas well.
and God bless us,
God bless us every one!!
~simple abundance: a daybook of comfort and joy