7 Things That Bring Me Joy…….
(I decided on doing 7 Things of Christmas that bring me joy….)
- I love sending out and receiving Christmas cards from family and friends during the holidays. It’s usually how I kick off the Holiday Season!
- Buying or making a new “special family” ornament to go on the tree each year. I have some that belonged to my grandma. Some she kept I made her in school in 1981. My daughters’ ornaments from school. Each year I add to this wonderful collection.
- Listening to my favorite Holiday music while decorating the tree is always a joy. Especially Mariah Carey’s song “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”
- Watching Christmas movies and cartoons with my children. My two favorites being “The Christmas Story” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”
- I love wrapping the gifts and I have vowed for years to do a homemade Christmas gift such as DIY Body Srubs. I haven’t yet but the idea brings me joy.
- I am not a regular at church although I do have my own faith. I loved being in Christmas plays as a child so I enjoy going to church to watch my children, cousins, and all the kids putting on a Christmas play for church about the birth of Christ.
- I love the spirit of giving and the joy of others when they receive a gift they love. The Angel Trees, the Santas at the mall, the Salvation Army making Christmas wishes come true, and the feeling of peace and goodwill towards others. This should be the sentiment all year but Christmas seems to turn the Scrooges into Saints.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL AND I HOPE THIS YEAR BRINGS EVERYONE JOY THAT CONTINUES INTO THE NEW YEAR AND LONG AFTER THE FESTIVITIES ARE OVER!!!
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On 58th and Broadway,
wind blowing, snow whirling,
I opened my guitar case.
Ringing rhythm of hot jazz and blues.
Playing songs with fire, brimstone servings.
Christsake, my family, they were long gone.
Came across country, straight out of Chicago.
Hell, racing through smoky towns.
Eastbound, mind fixed on hidden interest.
Lines used from Bob Dylan’s Chronicles: Volume 1
Pages 3 through 8
Written for Found Poetry Review’s Poetry Prompt