Once again, I send you the words of one, George A. Gladden Sr.
as he says it so much better than I can...
MY CHRISTMAS CARD LIST
I have a list of folks I know,
all written in a book,
And every year when Christmas comes,
I go and take a look.
That is when I realize these names are all a part,
not of the book they're written in,
but of my very heart.
For each name stands for someone
who has crossed my path sometime,
And in that meeting they've become
the rhythm in each rhyme.
While it may sound fantastic
for me to make this claim,
I really feel that I'm composed
of each remembered name.
And while you may not be aware
of any special link,
Just meeting you has changed my life
much more than you think.
For once I've met somebody,
the years cannot erase
The memory of a pleasant word
or of a friendly face.
So, never think my Christmas cards
are just a mere routine
Of names upon a Christmas list,
forgotten in between
For when I send a Christmas card
that is addressed to you,
It's because you're on the list
of folks I'm endeared to.
For I am but a total
of the many folks I've met,
And you happen to be one of those
I prefer not to forget.
Whether I have known you
for many years or few,
In some way you have had a part
in shaping things I do.
And every year when Christmas comes
I realize a new,
The best gift life can offer
is meeting folks like you.
So may the spirit of Christmas
that forevermore endures
Leave its richest blessing
in the hearts of you and yours.
My Christmas Card List
written by George A. Gladden, Sr.
and once again... I wish you all.... my dear readers..
with all of your friends and families...
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