Christmas in Texas

It’s Christmas in Texas, not likely to snow.
You’ll surely get kisses, we love mistletoe.
Prepare to be welcomed with smiles and warm hugs.
Enjoy the sweet goodies; hot chocolate in mugs.

Our trees will be topped with a bright Texas star,
Red peppers for garland, striped canes in a jar,
Red boots with green cactus and bells on the top.
Country songs about Christmas will play in the shops.

May the laughter of children and music you hear
Bring a peace that will spread to the ones you are near.
May your smile be contagious to others you meet.
Be blessed and bless others with plenty to eat.

May the spirit of Christmas sink deep in your soul.
May the joy of the season, spread roots and take hold.

John Alexander
Nov 28, 2018

Blessed Year

The year has gone quickly, seems time goes so fast.
Take time to reflect and look back on days past;
Time spent with your family, friends you hold dear,
Of fun times and sad times, they both bring a tear.

I pray that this year has brought blessings and love.
And the new year ahead will be blessed from above.
Share love that’s inside you and you will soon know,
That you’re the one blessed, as you see that love grow.

Support those around you, perform a kind deed.
Find ways to help them, fulfilling a need.
May your small act of kindness soon grow by tenfold.
May others be moved, acts of kindness take hold.

Draw dear ones around you, make mem’ries that last.
The moments are precious, the days go so fast.

John Alexander
Nov 28, 2018