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!