Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Spirit of Christmas

The Spirit of Christmas

I have a list of people I know all written in a book
And every year at Christmastime I go and take a look
And that is when I realize that those names are a part
Not of the book they're written in but of my very 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 once you've met some people the years can not erase
The memory of a pleasant word or a friendly face

So when I send a Christmas card that is addressed to you
It's because you're on that list of folk I'm indebted to
And you are one of many folk who in times past I've met
And happen to be one of those I don't want to forget

And whether I have known you for many years or few
In some way you have a part in shaping things I do
This, the spirit of Christmas, that forever and ever endures
May it leave its richest blessing in the hearts of you and yours.

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