Posts tagged ‘Holiday Season’

A Christmas Poem

A Time



Year of light

Bells of wisdom

at year’s end

the world returns to reason.


Reds and greens

silver and gold

crimson hearts

singing joy songs.



Memories of love

the child in the manger

Peace on Earth

the jolly Claus carries.


A time to sing, to give, to love

a time for carols, food, and mistletoe

A single thought of Love Divine, God’s gift of love

A child was born to shine.



There are many things for me to be grateful for during this Christmas and Holiday Season. I will return to write in this blog by next year. I will leave you with this Christmas poem, and wish for you and your family, that whatever holiday you celebrate, you enjoy it, and find it full of peace and joy. Many blessings to you and yours in the new year.




End of Year Cheer

I will be away from blogging until next year, so I want to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting and commenting on Inkspeare and for making the WordPress¬†experience so enjoyable, and that goes for WordPress staff as well. My most sincere and loving wishes for the Holidays and for the new year. May your light keep shining and may you find joy and love in everything you do. This poem is from me to you ūüôā

One in Many

On this day I shall wish
many blessings, harmony
 When the night gives in to day
and the day nestles the night,
we will be as one in many.

Shine your light for it will be
as the beacon one will see
Always seek your love to give
without measure, plenty and free.

As you give you will receive,
one in many it has been.
 Me, You, It, one and the same,
Love, One Source, is One in many.

As you wish it will be done,
may you wish, joy, peace, and love
For it returns the wish to wisher,
two ten fold, as one in many.

Hope that you enjoy the poem and may you have a blessed, prosperous, and happy New 2013!

The Little Tree That Could

It is very hard to keep the Christmas cheer when so much pain and tragedy has ocurred these days in this country.  However, our hearts seem to want to get a hold of a little bit of hope; I saw that over the weekend.

My husband and I went to a local antiques market over the weekend.¬† I was looking for the old-fashioned melted popcorn christmas ornaments – the ones I loved so much when I was a little kid.¬† Although I did not find any, I found much more that day.¬† Walking around the many vendors, I saw an older couple who were selling a few different things and had two tiny live christmas trees in pots on the floor, and next to their table.¬† If I was not looking down, I would have miss them.¬† Immediately, the tiniest one caught my eye (don’t know why since it looked more like a crooked Charlie Brown tree with one lonely small christmas ball on it), and I asked the old couple how much was it.¬† The older man smiled and told me¬†that the little tree was $5.00 dollars.¬† I said, “I’ll take it.”

We kept walking around, and¬†then, something unusual happened – I started noticing that people were looking at the little tree, and smiling.¬† In fact, they were smiling with their eyes as well.¬† I stopped at a table were there was an old-fashioned bear wreath on display; an old woman and whom may have been her son, greeted me.¬† They look at the little tree and smiled.¬† She kept smiling, and he said, “that is a Northern Spruce.”¬† I had forgotten to ask the man who sold me the tree what kind of tree it was, so I said, “Thank you for letting me know; I totally forgot to ask.¬† It looks like a Charlie Brown tree to me, a baby one.”¬† The man smiled, and went to grab a bag he had in one of the boxes¬† placed on the dirt floor.¬† While I was paying the older woman for the bear wreath, he came back and handed me a bag, saying, “Here is my contribution to your Charlie Brown tree.”¬† The bag had small ball ornaments.¬† I said, “thank you so much, may you have a wonderful Christmas.”¬† The woman smiled and offered her best wishes to us.¬† We said goodbye and kept walking, encountering the smiles and a few comments from strangers who happened to take a glimpse at the little Christmas tree I was carrying.¬† I found this very unusual.

I decided that such a special little tree deserved a better container where its roots could spread a bit¬†more.¬† We kept walking around some more and we noticed the absence of planters; in fact, we didn’t see any other little live christmas trees.¬† When I was ready to give up, I saw an old milking container laying on the dirt, with a taped handwritten note – $3.¬† There it was, the perfect planter for the little tree.¬† I told the vendor that I wanted the¬†container for the little tree.¬† He smiled and said, “There, it even has some old dirt inside, someone used it as a planter.”¬† I paid for it and we kept on walking.¬† An older couple who was resting nearby, next to an empty table smiled, looking at the little tree.¬† The man said, “what a cute little tree.”

In all this, my husband was having a good laugh, never thinking that my obsession for the little tree, would have caused so many smiles along the way …¬† We decided to keep growing it inside until it becomes so big that we will have to plant it outside.¬† After arriving home, we cleaned it up, placed it in its new¬†planter,¬†decorated it with the gifted¬†ornaments, and wrote 2012 on the¬†original christmas ball to keep track of its age.¬†¬†We named it Little Tree.¬† Here is a picture of the little tree that made people smile.


Little Tree

Little Tree

Did it make you smile? ūüôā




Man of Few Words, Master of a Timeless Audience

English: Infant Jesus and John the Baptist, Mu...

English: Infant Jesus and John the Baptist, Museo del Prado (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: 1950. Oil on Canvas. 94" x 70&qu...

English: 1950. Oil on Canvas. 94″ x 70″ (239 x 178 cm) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Christmas is near, the time when many religions around the world celebrate Jesus.¬† Although I don’t consider myself a religious person in the traditional meaning of the word, I celebrate Christmas and I like to read what he had to say.¬† In many bibles, Jesus words are highlighted¬†in red, and although he gave many speeches during his lifetime, only a few words can be¬†found of what he had to say, never a long written account of his speeches during that time.¬† This is why I say that he was a man of few words, and since those words have lasted for¬†a few thousands years, he is still a master of a timeless audience.¬† Will continue to be so as long as bibles are printed, downloaded, and his message is¬†preached.¬† Personally, I think that “religion” has twisted his wisdom; however, his words still touch people in a very personal way – despite the many religious interpretations.¬† Maybe the way he intended those words to be received by each and one of us.¬† So in tune with the Christmas spirit, I want to share through this post, my favorite Jesus quotes; here they are.


  • ‚ÄúAnd so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for.¬† Keep on seeking, and you will find.¬†¬† Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened¬†to you.¬†¬† For everyone who asks, receives.¬†¬† Everyone who seeks, finds.¬† And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.‚Ä̬† Luke 11:9-10

I like this one because it is all about persistence, about keeping on, and never to give up.

  • ‚ÄúYou must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.‚Äô¬† This is the first and greatest commandment.¬†¬† A second is equally important: ‚ÄėLove your neighbor as yourself.‚Äô¬† The entire law and all the demands of the prophets¬†are based on these two commandments.‚Ä̬†¬† Matthew 22:36-40

I like this one for the obvious, but also because Jesus made a distinction between heart (feelings/emotions), soul (spirituality), and mind (brain/knowledge) Рthree aspects of our complexity, our being, and all should be in harmony.  But not only that, after he acknowledges our nature, he tell us to love our neighbor as oursselves, hinting that we are all one of the same, all related and intertwined, and all one in God.

  • “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you.” – Matthew 7:12

This says it all; imagine the beauty of this existence if everyone did just that.

  • ‚ÄúSo don‚Äôt worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries.¬†¬† Today‚Äôs trouble is enough for today.‚Ä̬†¬† Matthew 6:34

Love this one a lot; Jesus knew how our little brains work, and he let us know the importance of living today.

  • ‚ÄúYou have heard the law that says, ‚ÄėLove your neighbor‚Äô and hate your enemy.¬†¬† But I say, love your enemies!¬†¬† Pray for those who persecute you!¬†¬† In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven.¬†¬† For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.‚Ä̬†¬† Matthew 5:43-47

Even that I find this one so hard to do, it is there and Jesus wanted us to know that yes, it is not all about me, and yes, it is harder for adults to forgive, and little children forgive so easily.  In that sense we must be as little children, and let go of a grudge, and keep playing together in this beautiful earth.

  • “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured¬†to you.”¬†– Matthew¬†7:1-2

Our human nature gets in the way, we judge what we see, hear … our five senses get in the way sometimes, and many times we must bypass them, so we don’t judge without really knowing.¬† Jesus knew that well and he needed to remind us.

  • “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?”¬† -Matthew 6:27

Oh my God, Jesus had to tell this because we all are worry warts sometimes; I know I am, but am learning to work on this human trait that is so hard to ignore sometimes.

  • “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”¬† -Matthew 5:14-16

And this is one of my very favorites, because it speaks of our true essence, of the goodness in us, of the light that is our true being, our divine essence.

There are many other Jesus words that I love, but these are my few favorites and since soon it will be Christmas, what better way to celebrate it, but thinking about the meaning of Jesus teachings.




Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

This post is to wish you all a Happy Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!  May all your dreams and goals for the new season come true!