I hate to repeat myself...but this poem says it
oh, so much better than I. I found it on a card
sent to me 3 years ago... it is the best I have
ever found. So here you are, the wise words of
George A. Gladden Sr
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...
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS........
I am going to be having some computer
work done tomorrow or the next... so will
be back after Christmas....
Wild Afternoon in the Neighborhood
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