‘Tis a few days before Christmas and not much change from last year.
Covid’s still with us and all the variants are here.
Though the year has been crazy, we are finding our way
And learning to live with the changes each day.
I can see my family though travel’s still tricky.
I can go out shopping, but the crowds make it icky,
I do not go to the grocery unless early when few go.
But I can hug good friends and dine out al fresco.
Rather than looking at what I am hesitant to do.
I try to spend more time with others like you.
In a world full of pain and suffering and loss
We must do what we can to send our prayers and thoughts.
It is not about that one day or the material things.
It is about unselfish giving and holding onto our dreams.
Thinking of others and giving freely of ourselves
Comes back to us fivefold and makes our hearts swell.
So reach out to each other in gratitude each day.
Do not miss a chance in your own way to pray.
New Year awaits full of hope, wishes, and dreams.
Believe that our journey is as amazing as it seems.