©2017 Susan Noyes Anderson
Photo ©2016, Anita Schiller Terry
At Christmas, simple things are best:
A family meal, a day of rest,
A sprig of holly on the tree,
A sweet noel, sung joyfully.
A cozy fire, a child at play,
A tale of Santa on his sleigh,
A glowing candle burning bright,
Reminder of the Savior’s light.
A hug exchanged, a burden shared,
A broken heart sweetly repaired,
A listening ear, a gentle hand,
A tender heart to understand.
Hold fast to lovely things and true;
Let peace on earth begin with you.
On Christmas Joys:
“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find Christmas under a tree.”
–Roy L. Smith
“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.”
“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” –Burton Hillis