Christmas is a time for Love;
a time for Joy and Peace;
A time to trim the Christmas Tree
and a time to stuff the geese.
It's a time when we can come together,
however far or near;
To shed a little hope into a world
of sorrow and fear.
Yet Christmas could be all year 'round,
if only we would try
To gently wipe an old man's brow
or soothe a baby's cry.
If we could smile throughout the year
as we do on Christmas Day;
Just think what happiness we'd shed
along life's weary way.
To give a gift of Hope
to one who otherwise has none;
To be a Friend to somebody
whom everyone else has shun.
To be Forgiving of our faults,
and of our sisters and our brothers;
To Live in Peace and Harmony
with ourselves and with each other.
Ah, don't you see that Christmas
is more than opening up the gifts;
It's more than singing Christmas Carols
and rolling in big snow drifts.
It's a feeling that can stay with you
throughout each day, all year;
And all it takes is a loving heart
and a sensitive little tear...
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