Viva Escritora

Reporting from the bleacher seats …

Patricia Miller 2014

This sentiment was completely handwritten (!) inside a Christmas card I received via USPS:

Every time a hand reaches out to help others … that is Christmas.

Every time someone puts anger aside and strives for understanding … that is Christmas.

Every time people forget their differences and realize their love for each other … that is Christmas.

May this Christmas bring us closer to the spirit of human understanding.

Closer to the blessing of peace.

Author unknown

Be the Christmas seasoning – help, understanding, and love.

Wishing my dear readers all the best during the holidays whatever traditions you observe, wherever and however you celebrate!


A note of interest: I was going to interleave “MERRY CHRISTMAS” all caps with “happy holidays” lowercase but it isn’t pretty and it isn’t cute.

CHRISTMAS + holiday = ChHoRlIiSdTaMyAsS

which looks like a feisty Festivus salty under-your-breath swear to save when you’re in for a long sweaty checkout line. You know. Be the seasoning!

2 thoughts on “Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas!

  1. Wendy P says:

    Merry Christmas Viva and Mr Viva! The poem carries a beautiful message. I hope it is ok that I re-posted it to my FB. How I try, and often fail, to live.

  2. Gay Ruby says:

    May the true spirit of Christmas – love, sharing, gratitude, inclusion, peace – be with you this week and throughout 2020!

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