There are a thousand things to consider, a thousand things to do
And as we get near year-end, our focus should be just a few.
Just like the thanks at Thanksgiving that we all seem to share
Our priorities should be on the who, definitely not on the where.
We travel and visit; we shop and we wrap.
We rush over there, and we run to buy that.
But the who of the that and the who that is there,
Is the what’s most important at this time of year.
Please take time to refresh yourself in the presence of those
Who love you and care for you in the way that you choose.
For in the coming year, we’ll be asked to serve others
So we need time to rest and be cared for by brothers (and mothers).
Enjoy your time away, let the full mind settle to dust
May your holidays bring great joy and rest with those whom you trust.
Hoping you rest, recreate, and get renewed and inspired during a happy holiday!