ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

"Let it be Christmas..."

Updated on July 28, 2013

"Let it be Christmas..."

"Let it be Christmas…"

Holidays are great! Fun times to be had with friends and loved ones, delectable and scrumptious food and wonderful presents for the children. How about when the holidays are over? Do we stop feeling the "warmth and fuzziness" of the season or should we try to keep the feeling all year long?

Let it be Christmas when-

Someone cuts in front of you without signaling,

Someone always seem to disagree with you, no matter what you say,

Someone wants to be "better" than you all the time.

Things go wrong at work-

Your salary and benefits diminished,

Workers get laid off or

Your boss had to have a "talk" with you.

Things go wrong at home-

A misunderstanding between a husband and wife,

Children forgetting their homework or

Plumbing that needs to be fixed.

There are numerous reasons to forget the "holiday feeling" after it is over. But what about the many reasons to be grateful and have the "warm and fuzzy" feeling back all year long?

Be grateful that…

You are able to 'put on your brakes in time' when someone cuts in front of you without signaling,

We all do not think alike and that we learn many things from each other,

Someone thinks a world of you and wants to be "better" than you.

Be grateful even when…

Salary and benefits decrease-it is better than the alternative,

Workers getting laid off-an open opportunity for them to spend more time with their families and to pursue a career that they have been wanting to do,

Your boss had to have a "talk" with you-a chance to learn from your mistakes and do better next time,

A misunderstanding between a husband and wife-it is a time to reflect on relationships and strengthen them,

Children forgetting their homework-a chance to teach children regarding responsibilities, so they will grow up to become responsible adults,

Plumbing that needs to be fixed-not having to worry about leakage, this might end up destroying your flooring.

So, in the midst of trials and tribulations, let's not forget the "feeling of Christmas."

Let us be reminded of our family and friends who are always there for us,

Let us be reminded of the scrumptious food that we receive everyday,

Let us be reminded of the roof above our heads and the clothes on our backs,

Let us be reminded of the very air that we breathe and all of God's wonderful creation,

Let us be grateful for everything that we have and spread the "feeling of joy."

Let it be Christmas all year long!

* NOTES:

The poem was inspired by The Beatles album, "Let It Be," and a preacher's sermon regarding the topic, Let it be Christmas." Thank you for the inspiration!

By: Caroline G. Vestuto Copyright 2010

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • CarolineVABC profile imageAUTHOR

      CarolineVABC 

      7 years ago from Castaic

      Hello Jack,

      Thank you for commenting on my hub. I truly agree with you that "respect of decision should be the focus pont." Just to let you know that when I wrote this hub about "Christmas," my point was that anyone can celebrate Christmas even when things do not go their way because when negative things happen to us, we learn from our mistakes, which was my focal point here. We should not forget the "feeling of Christmas."

      We can pass around the joyful spirit that we have during the holiday season all year long! Hope that I have enlightened you with the subject. Thank you, once, again for commenting on my hub. I truly appreciate it very much, and looking forward to further discussions with you!:-) God bless!

    • Apostle Jack profile image

      Apostle Jack 

      7 years ago from Atlanta Ga

      I beg to differ of a Santa Claus or fictional tales of thought,seeing that I am a realist and none fictional believer. But...to each their own.Respect of decision I think should be the focus point.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)