Helen Steiner Rice was an American writer of religious and inspirational poetry. She wrote a Christmas Poem that is special … I want to share it with you, my readers, because she expresses exactly how I feel about each and every one of you! Hugs and Baskets of love to everyone!
I have a list of folks I know, all written in a book
And every year when Christmas comes, I go and take a look,
And that is when I realize that those names are all a part
Not of the book they are written in, but really of my heart
For each name stands for someone
Who has crossed my path some time
And in that meeting they’ve become
A treasured friend of mine.
And while you may not be aware of any special link
Just meeting you has changed my life a lot more than you think
For once I’ve met somebody, the years cannot erase
The memory of a pleasant word or of a friendly face
So never think my Christmas Wish is just a mere routine
Of names upon a Christmas list, forgotten in between,
For when I send a Christmas Wish that is addressed to you,
It is because you’re on the list that I’m indebted to
For I am but a total … of the many folks I’ve met,
And you happen to be one of those, I prefer not to forget
And whether I have known you for many years or few,
In some ways you have had a part in shaping things I do
And every year when Christmas comes, I realize anew,
The best gifts life can offer is meeting folks like you.
So tis the Spirit of Christmas that forever still endures
May it leave its richest blessings in the hearts of you and yours
Oh, I love this, Kari. It’s really wonderful.