PEACEFUL HAPPINESS TO ALL

The hectic part of the Holidays is over. Cards have been sent (or are almost on their way), presents have been wrapped (and already unwrapped), decorations are in place,

special pastries have been baked, and wonderful meals have been prepared and shared with family and friends.

Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa; Winter Solstice, Jinnah Day, or Family Day; or maybe even Festivus: whatever you celebrate, I hope your wishes come true and the New Year will be filled with peaceful happiness and joy as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow describes:

“Holidays” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The holiest of all holidays are those
Kept by ourselves in silence and apart;
The secret anniversaries of the heart,
When the full river of feeling overflows;–
The happy days unclouded to their close;
The sudden joys that out of darkness start
As flames from ashes; swift desires that dart
Like swallows singing down each wind that blows!
White as the gleam of a receding sail,
White as a cloud that floats and fades in air,
White as the whitest lily on a stream,
These tender memories are;–a fairy tale
Of some enchanted land we know not where,
But lovely as a landscape in a dream.
FROHE WEIHNACHTEN
MERRY CHRISTMAS
GOD JUL
JOYEUX NOËL
HAPPY HANUKKAH
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
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