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Personal Gifts-Happy Holidays

by Sandy M. Humphrey

My pocket is empty Christmas Fund is bare
But surely there is something I could find to share
With friends and loved ones who brighten my days
Bringing joy and happiness in so many ways
I tried making no bakes but they turned out runny
Making coat hanger ornaments not cute or funny
Popcorn and Chex-Mix I used too much salt
Seems everything I touched had some kind of fault
Maybe that is the lesson in what my gift can be
The gift of self does not have to be given perfectly
Accepting we are who we are unique in our own way
As we give to one another a bit of self each and every day
I have friends that make me laugh when I am blue
Shoulders to lean on when times are tough to get through
Family that holds together in good times and bad
People who love me when I am happy or sad
Talented and gifted people who amaze me with art
World informed and soul-to-soul who speak to my heart
Who ever and wherever you are this season
I really do not need a reason

To say Thank You for being you and have Holiday Cheer
Peace and Good Will in the coming New Year

12/17/2008

Posted on 12/17/2008
Copyright © 2020 Sandy M. Humphrey

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gregory O'Neill on 12/17/08 at 10:33 PM

So refreshing, Sandy. So true, gratitude is something of which none of us can give too much. For on the smiles, the thanks we give, our little gestures of appreciation, our neighbors build up their philosophy of life, and their gratitude with come back to us ten-fold. Merry Christmas and thank you!

Posted by Elizabeth Jill on 12/18/08 at 01:34 AM

Thank you, I will treasure this.
parum-pum-pum-pum, o drummer poetic.

Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 12/18/08 at 04:15 AM

Doesn't sound too bad. A nice sentiment indeed.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 12/18/08 at 05:15 AM

Heartfelt - it's always refreshing to read unabashed thankfulness. Lovely sentiments.

Posted by Laurie Blum on 12/18/08 at 02:13 PM

Love it!! This is wonderful... so true.

Posted by Charles E Minshall on 12/18/08 at 09:03 PM

I really like this one Sandy. MERRY CHRISTMAS... CharMin

Posted by Tony Whitaker on 12/19/08 at 01:14 PM

This is a great Christmas poem, capturing the real spirit of all that goes with it!

Posted by Laura Doom on 01/15/09 at 06:44 PM

Indeed, it's the thought that counts, and I'm thinking that these sentiments count significantly in conveying the true spirit of Xmas...and gratefully received by this reader Sandy :>

Posted by Joan Serratelli on 03/03/09 at 04:41 PM

Love this piece- your gift to all of us- a piece of yourself. The holidys have passed- only a memory. This poem will live on. Thhanks for this "gift"!

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