Recipe For Christmas - My Christmas Wish To You

by Wellesley
(Montego Bay, St James, Jamaica)

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'Tis the season to be jolly, Tra la la la la la la la!

I woke up to this sweet traditional Christmas song this morning.

Do you remember it? :-)
Yes!

Well, in addition to setting the tone for me for the day (nothing will change that), it reminded me that I need to send my Christmas wish to you my reader.

I wondered, what should I say, it is almost automatic that we talk about sharing the love on Christmas day, but it dawned on me that (truth be told) we have to have an attitude of love, appreciation and optimism before we can spread that love - and not only during Christmas time, but all year long.

So when I ran into this little poem by Joanna Fuchs, I knew I found the perfect message!

It is entitled...

"Recipe for Christmas All Year Long".

Read along, I know you'll agree with me...


Take a heap of child-like wonder
That opens up our eyes
To the unexpected gifts in life—
Each day a sweet surprise.

Mix in fond appreciation
For the people whom we know;
Like festive Christmas candles,
Each one has a special glow.

Add some giggles and some laughter,
A dash of Christmas food,
(Amazing how a piece of Christmas cake
Improves our attitude!)

Stir it all with human kindness;
Wrap it up in love and peace,
Decorate with optimism, and
Our joy will never cease.

If we use this healthy recipe,
We know we will remember
To be in the Christmas spirit,
Even when it's not December.

There you go!!!

So from my family to yours my friend...
Have a Very Merry Christmas - and a your best year yet in the new year!

And please, let's not forget the true meaning of Christmas.

God Bless You - and Yours!

-Wellesley
P.S. I welcome your wishes and comments below.

P.P.S. Be sure to save those Christmas moments (pictures), I'll ask you to share them here later.

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Jan 05, 2017
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Best for the future
by: Rosalee

I wish every one a healthy and happy New Year.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Dec 27, 2016
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GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS
by: Sherry Brown

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR...GOD'S BLESSINGS FOR YOU AND YOURS ALL YEAR THROUGH.

Dec 27, 2016
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by: Wellesley

John, Michael (Boys Town), Valrose, Vern, and indeed all of my friends, its a real pleasure!

Thank you for all the happy returns my friend! And a whole lot more health and blessings to you in the new year.

Regards,
Wellesley Gayle

Dec 26, 2016
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My Christmas Wish for you
by: Vern

That you will continue to have love, peace, altruism and enough of every thing in abundance for the new year. Most of all good health and happiness as you continue to keep us informed through the pages of this Publication. Thank you very much and a Happy New Year to you and yours, Peace.

Dec 24, 2016
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PEACE ON EARTH FAMILIES
by: Anonymous

FELIZ NAVIDAD PROSPERO ANO A FELIZ NAVIDAD. MAY THE GOOD LORD CONTINUE TO BLESS, GUIDE AND PROTECT US THROUGH OUT THE REST OF THE YEAR GOING INTO THE NEW YEAR. MAY WE HAVE PEACE LOVE AND HARMONY ON EARTH. GOD BLESS YOU, ALL FAMILIES, RELATIVES, FRIENDS AND EVEN OUR ENIMIES. LET US ASK FOR FORGIVENESS FOR THEM. PEACE ON EARTH AND UNITY.

ONE LOVE

MICHAEL DESLANDES [BOYS TOWN]

Dec 24, 2016
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Christmas Wish
by: Valrose

I woke up this morning to an email, and wondered what information will in contain. Wellesley, again and again you amaze me with your ezine and the articles that sets you apart from the rest. I found your Christmas poem thought provoking and it stirred some pleasant memories within.
My sincerest wishes to you and your and all the creative individuals that comprise your publications.

Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year!

Dec 23, 2016
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Christmas Blessing
by: Anonymous

A MERRY and a God blessed Christmas to you and yours Wellesley! May 2017 bring you all, long life and prosperity, with positive light and energy! Enjoy the rest of the year... see you in the NEW YEAR!!!

Dec 23, 2016
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Christmas Blessing
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A MERRY and a God blessed Christmas to you and yours Wellesley! May 2017 bring you all, long life and prosperity, with positive light and energy! Enjoy the rest of the year... see you in the NEW YEAR!!!

Dec 23, 2016
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wishing you & family a blessed Christmas
by: Anonymous

Wellesley, thanks for that beautiful poem. l All the best to all of you. Drink some sorrel for me nuh man...an' a big piece of rum laced Christmas pudding. Angela

Dec 23, 2016
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Christmas Greeting
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May God Bless you and your family for the up coming holiday and have a Prosperous New Year 2017

Dec 23, 2016
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A Toast
by: John Blenkiron

Raising my glass of Sorell punch to you and yours, Wellesley, at this wonderful Christmas season.

Thank you for another year of connecting us all together with "what g'wan" back home.

Looking forward to more great postings in the new year.

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