It was the day before Christmas
I’m not at my house
But hubby and loves ones are here
There’s no fires to douse!
No stockings are hung, but it doesn’t matter
This may be one Christmas
That doesn’t make us fatter!
Loved ones are healing
It’s a rough and ongoing ride
But maybe at the end of this year
We’ll look back what we’ve endured with some kind of pride.
Emotions have been high
As is our love
And when we all gather together on Christmas
We’ll think of miracles that happen everywhere and above.
So my wish for you
On the Eve of a very special day and tonight
Is to remember what it’s important
Merry Christmas to all and to all — a blessed and wondrous night.
Okay, so I’m not a poet.
I’m ready to say goodbye to 2012. There are many I’ve talked to who are ready as well! It’s been a trying year but from adversity comes new ways of thinking, new ways in which to cope and the knowing that one can get through just about anything by being loving, hopeful and kind.
Lucky 13, baby — 2013 — it’s going to be a good one, y’all — just wait.
I hope that wherever you are, whatever you may be going through — that you have love surrounding you and that you know miracles happen every day. Just look for them, be open and you find that everything always works out just they way it’s supposed to.
“It is a miracle if you can find true friends, and it is a miracle if you have enough food to eat, and it is a miracle if you get to spend your days and evenings doing whatever it is you like to do, and the holiday season — like all the other seasons — is a good time not only to tell stories of miracles, but to think about the miracles in your own life, and to be grateful for them.”
Lemony Snickett, The Lump of Coal.
Merry Christmas everyone, much love and here’s wishing you an abundance of miracles.
Enjoy some Bruce Springstein and then John Lennon.
Merry Christmas Brigitte. You have been so strong and so positive. Here’s to 2013!
And I love that little Lump of Coal book
Hey Maggie, my friend, I’ve missed you. I think you and I have so much in common. Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog and I’m sorry I’ve not visited yours lately, but I’m certain you understand. Thank you and I hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas and a GREAT New Year. xxoo, Brigitte.
We have missed you Brig and we all understand. I don’t think I realized where you lived before Sandy hit 😦 Think of you often. xoxo mags
This is a wonderful Christmas post. I too, would like to focus on being kind and positive and loving in the coming year. I’m happy to say goodbye to 2012! Good riddance! I hope this coming year is filled with peace, joy, and enlightenment ( the kind where we grow spiritually, but without all the pain! Haha!)
Much love and Christmas cheer to you and your family!!!
Blessings to all!!
Hey Lisa! I’ve been where you’ve been on this kind of Christmas. I do know what you are going through. I wish you solace, peace and love. You write me when you need to or call me — we can arrange that! Much love, Lisa. You are a wonderful and generous woman/spirit and there are so many wonderful things in store for you. Bye 2012, hello 2013 — love you much and thank you. xxoo.
Poetry! What a gift! All good things for us all in 2013! xoxo friend
S, seriously poetry isn’t my strong point, but thank you. Here’s to a New Year and to you and yours and the GOODNESS in this world. You are my good, kind and decent friend. love you. xxoo.
I loved it Brigitte. It made me smile, and I know that’s what you were going for 🙂 Thanks xo 500,000!
YOU ROCK. Some day you and I will meet. 🙂
I’m almost positive I’m coming to NY in the spring. Something NY Yankees related around April. Sshhhh, it’s a surprise! Wouldn’t it be fun to do a blogger flash mob? Like surprise Weebs…hmmm
You are a wonderful poet Brigitte. I am ready to say good bye to 2012. We have heavy hearts this holiday season. I’ll be glad to say hello to 2013.
Merry Christmas and goodness to you and yours
Audra, no I’m not a poet, but thank you anyway. :). I’m with you. I’m ready to say goodbye, but aren’t new beginninga so great? Merry Christmas to you my sweet friend and I hope you and yours have a glorious one and a wonderful New Year. Much love my friend, xxoo
May 2012 go down in history as the year that finally led to real, meaningful changes in human behavior and culture. Here’s to the rebirth of peace, respect, common sense, love, and good will in 2013.
JM, I’m with you…I too am ready and waiting for that rebirth. With people like you in the world, it will happen. Merry Christmas and Happy New year. Much love to you and yours. xxoo
Merry Christmas! May the day bring light and love.
Jackie, Merry Christmas to you and I wish the same for you. xxoo
I called this past year the year of twenty shelve–and, I’m another who has put many things back on the shelf, that need not be part of my life anymore.
Twenty 13 will be rocking for all of us. You can feel the happy vibes that we survived the Mayan glitch in their predictions.
Happy Christmas, B!!
Addie, sorry for the late reply my friend and I’m with you!! Here’s to a GREAT 2013. xxoo
Merry Christmas and a most joyous holiday season Brigitte!!
Lynne, the same to you my friend. Can’t wait to hear more of your beautiful writing and poetry. xxoo
Merry, merry Christmas, Brigitte! I agree, 2012 has been a rather trying year and I’m ready to ring in 2013. Believing in good things to come means that good things WILL come.
Lillian! Merry, merry Christmas to you too!! I am like you…believe in goodness, goodness will follow. Thank you and here’s to a wondrous and beautiful New Year, my friend. xxoo
Merry Christmas Brigitte and I mirror your sentiments in saying good by to 2012–I hope thing are getting better for you–know that your blog family is here for you – love and hugs- LouAnn
Lou Ann, you and I have been following each other for awhile now. I so admire you and your writing. Things are getting better, but there have been setbacks. i’ve come to the conclusion that things work out the way they are meant to. I’m so appreciative of my blog family, you, so much, you are wonderful — thank you. I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas and blessed and joyous New Year. xxoo, Brigitte.
Merry Christmas, Brigitte! It’s a lovely poem, and a lovely message. I think we do need to accept that sometimes things must happen for a reason. But if we look carefully, there are miracles happening every day. That’s one thing I want to keep in mind for the new year, just being more grateful and aware of the small things in my day. Yes, things will be better in 2013. I know this was a rough one for you! hope you a wonderful and joyous Christmas and Happy New Year. – Amy xoxo
Thank you so much Amy. Sorry about the late reply and hope you had a Merry Christmas and that your New Year is filled with love and miracles. And you are so right — miracles do happen every day. xxoo
This is great Brigitte I ‘m with you on a better year. Thank you so much for you long hours of love and help . I know you are like the rest of fI love you Baby
Thank you, Mom. You are a beautiful lady and I love you so much. This year WILL be better. xxxxxxxooooooo
all of my message didn’t go through I said I know you are like the rest of family exhausted but we will make it I know because there is nothing like family
Exhausted yes, full of love — yes and this is just how we roll. 😉 Love you.
I always forget about all the nice sentiments Lemony Snicket has to offer. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
BroJo — thought I replied to you earlier! Anyway, thank you and you have a wonderful New Year!!
Lucky 13 indeed! Hooray for loved ones being on the mend!
Smak, my friend — thank you. Happy New Year!