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, goodwill 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!
by Norman Wesley Brooks
December 17, 1976
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2014!