Sunday, December 23, 2012

Believe in Something Grander

     Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa and, simply, have a Good Day to everyone contributes, reads and/or organizes the Trifecta Writing Challenge.  It has been great writing, reading and commenting throughout the year.  Being able to spend some time in the company of so many talented and generous people has been a great pleasure. I wish you all Peace, Love, Good Health and Happiness in the days to come and the year ahead.
     Trifecta has asked for our thoughts on Christmas and the Holidays in 33 words so, here goes.

Believe in Something Grander

In times of cynicism and Griswoldian excess
it is important to follow the lead of our children.
Believe in something grander than ourselves.
Believe with your eyes wide and your hearts full.

My girls, aged 3 and 6, watching a video e-mail from Santa. They are both deeply in the throes of believing in the magic of Christmas and, as such, there is a wonderful spirit and warmth in our home this year.  Believe with your eyes wide and your hearts full. Merry Christmas everyone. :)


  1. This is just beautiful. The writing and the photo. I miss those days!

    1. Thanks, Lumdog. Enjoying every moment while they last. :) Merry Christmas.

  2. Beautiful thoughts.

    But I expect most kids believe in Griswoldian excess. :lol:

  3. Which is why, as parents, we need to do a better job of creating environments at home that are less bling-oriented and more focussed on helping children to understand the importance of making a positive difference in the lives of others. Make no mistake, my girls are excited to open their presents. But, they are singing Christmas carols all around the house, they have made their own cards for people in our neighbourhood (without us telling them to), our tree is decorated mainly with their own crafts and so on. They feel good inside and that is the feeling my wife and I want them to have. Merry Christmas, my friend.

  4. Such nice sentiments. (: And your girls are adorable when so enthralled!