- Holidays and Celebrations
The Christmas Show (Without You)
What is Christmas?
" It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal and that every path may lead to peace." - Agnes M. Pharo
It is ….
"That magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance--a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved." - Augusta E. Rundel
Nostalgic yet delightful read from ahorseback:
- Memories in snow.
Just like flicking through the quickly turning pages of a book , the visions pass before my inner eyes. And, within them I smile at the faces of loved ones as they run by me and even now with most of them gone .....the memories remain.
Remembering Christmas times
Spent the previous years
When it was jolly and happy
Filled with Christmas glee.
Now there is emptiness and longing
No twinkling eyes and silly giggles
The tradition’s broken-unbound
No merry family gathering at home.
The Christmas tree is unadorned
No family Christmas picture
But the Christmas show must go on
For those who were left behind.
Put up a smiling face, trek out in the cold
Walk the village hand-in-hand
Climb the snowy blue mountain
Hear the bells swinging above the fields of snow.
Other related hubs by the Author:
- Poem: Tail of winter
Toronto is Canada's largest city and the capital of Ontario, located northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. Winter in the city, which starts from December and usually ends by early March is cold and often snowy. Here's a glimpse of winter in Toronto.
- Happiness Redeemed ~ Haiku Style
Fall is one of the four temperate seasons, when the arrival of the night becomes noticeably earlier and the wind gets colder. It signals transition from summer into winter and the most colorful season of the year.
Gamut of emotions running down the spine
And etched up in the mountain are faces
Of missing family and friends
And those of we used to know.
Those of we cherish and love
And whose sweet scents of love still lingers
The silent laughter that echoes in the air
The bittersweet memories we play in our heads.
In warding off Christmas emptiness
We light the candles back in the house
Where hopeful souls beg to be renewed
In this winter night and wherever we may be.
Love and light to you all,
"Darkness broken only by the faint glimmer of the little lamp." ~
Do you believe that...
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year?
Christmas indeed is the most wonderful time of the year but while we are all having fun and enjoying the season, we cannot ignore the memories of the past with our loved ones who are no longer with us either demised or simply gone to a different direction in life. It can be painful and so to relieve the grief, why not honor them to beat the Christmas blues away. And, may the spirit of Christmas be always in our hearts.
More creative stuff for Christmas from teaches12345:
- The Best Edible Christmas Snowflake Ornament
What can be better than edible ornaments on a Christmas tree? Children will love this simple craft idea and enjoy eating them as they celebrate the holiday season.
Here are some suggestions:
1. Talk about them – while it is sometimes painful to bring up memories of our lost loved ones especially at Christmas, it can also be healing to talk about them and remember the memory of the past holidays when they were still living with us. We all have funny stories about Christmas and bringing up these stories will somehow bring the family closer together again.
2. Cook or bake their favorite dish – what better way to remember them but to smell the familiar aroma of their favorite dish or goodies and perhaps make it a tradition to keep the memory of our loved ones alive every season.
3. Watch a movie – by this, I mean a homemade video of our loved ones. We may not be comfortable to do this in the beginning. However, this is certainly a great way to remember them and to feel them dearly during the holiday season. If you don't have any homemade video then perhaps replay one of their favorite films.
4. Make a donation in their names – Christmas is all about gift giving. So, remember the reason for the season. If our loved ones for example passed away from Cancer, we can make a donation towards that particular charitable institution and make it in their names. Better yet, donate the gift of life. Be a blood donor for example to extend other people's lives. It's a great way to be generous and it doesn't cost a penny.
5. Light a Candle – simply light a candle; we may choose to get their favorite scent and let it linger in the air and perhaps say a little prayer to honor them.
Candlelight brightens the room, where hope is reborn for peace and goodwill to men. ~
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