Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself.
Peace on Earth, good will to men,
kind thoughts and words of cheer,
are things we should use often
and not just once a year.
Remember too the Christ-child, grew up to be a man;
to hide him in a cradle, is not our dear Lord’s plan.
So keep the Christmas spirit, share it with others far and near,
from week to week and month to month, throughout the entire year!
~Norman Wesley Brooks (1923–2002), “Let Every Day Be Christmas,” 1976
Wonderful words! Merry Christmas to you! :-)
A Very Happy Christmas to you and yours, peace, happiness and joy, let it last all year long.Those words are so true, thank you so much for sharing them.
Oh, if only the world would follow these words! Thank you for sharing this poem.
Merry Christmas to you and your family as you gather around your festive table.
A beautiful poem. Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas to you and yours! I wish you peace, love and joy.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself. I like those lines very much.
I hope you have a happy and blessed Christmas!!
Beautiful. Merry Christmas to you and yours and may the Lord richly bless you in 2018.
Merry Christmas dear friend! Beautiful words.
Merry Christmas to you and yours! May His richest gift overflow in your lives.
I am a bit late in reading this post, Kathleen, but the words expressed in the poem are for all year long, so thank you, my friend.
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