with Melea Beshires
Have you heard the jingle bells yet? I heard them in my living room from my two year old son. I was so delighted to hear him singing “Jingle Bells” while he built with his blocks. To me this was more tidings of Christmas than our decorated tree, the Christmas lights on the street or the hustle and bustle of shoppers trying to find loved ones the perfect gifts. I came across this poem titled “Let Every Day Be Christmas” by Norman Wesley Brooks that I think also has a beautiful holiday message that will keep all year!
“Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself.
Peace on Earth, good will to men,
kind thoughts and words of cheer,
are things we should use often
and not just once a year.
Remember too the Christ-child, grew up to be a man;
to hide him in a cradle, is not our dear Lord’s plan.
So keep the Christmas spirit, share it with others far and near,
from week to week and month to month, throughout the entire year!”
Thank you to all the volunteers who helped decorate our city park! The mayor invites you to take a tour of Silerton and enjoy our Christmas lights.