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#Christmas Holiday Wishes – My Christmas Wish by D.G. Kaye | Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a safe and joyous season. I know this Christmas is like no other for everyone. We are living in historic times. I don’t need to go on about what so many of us have been enduring in each of our own personal lives and how holiday plans have been affected for us all. But it’s a good time to remember gratitude for the many things we do have, and for the fact that we are still here and waking up every day for another taste of living.

Today, instead of writing a new post about Christmas wishes, I’m sharing a reblog of a Christmas post Sally Cronin has snatched from my archives and featured at her Smorgasbord Christmas Magazine. It doesn’t matter if a few years have passed since this writing. Every word still applies – maybe even just a little more for this unprecedented year.

 

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Christmas Archives -#Christmas Holiday Wishes – My Christmas Wish by D.G. Kaye

 

 

Over the last seven years there have been some amazing guests in the run up to Christmas who have shared stories about their own memories of this time of year or their festive fiction. In the next four weeks I will be repeating some of those posts, updated with the authors recent books and reviews.

 

D.G. Kaye, Debby Gies was a guest here in 2014 and never left… thank goodness, with the Travel Column, Relationships and co-presenting the Laughter Lines, combined with daily support, Smorgasbord would not be the same without her. In this post originally from 2017, Debby shares her thoughts about the celebration of Christmas and her wish for us all. Still very relevant today.

Christmas Holiday Wishes – My Christmas Wish by D.G. Kaye

 

 

I’d like to take this time to wish all of my friends here a very Merry Christmas and happy holiday season. Yes, I love saying Merry Christmas, and with the world full of political correctness, just about everything that’s said seems to be getting some sort of scrutinizing, but there are just some phrases that remain a part of us.

I’m not of the Catholic or Christian faith, but since childhood, I was smitten with the magic of Christmas. Sure, I was captivated by the glistening of Christmas lights on the city streets, and I yearned for a Christmas tree to have in my home in all its shining glory, but Christmas time is so much more than lights and presents.

Merry Christmas

Christmas for me is a time to remember the importance of friends and family, a time to reflect on the year about to pass. It’s also a time where I miss loved ones who have passed, just a little bit more, and most of all, a time to remember gratitude.

The world seems to be in such a volatile state these days. There is much doubt and faith, many questions unanswered, too much violence, and greed. My wish is that mankind could revisit goodness, kindness, and compassion, and remember to be grateful for some of life’s most mundane things we so often take for granted.

I’m remembering my loss of my loved ones, and with that in mind, it serves to remind me just how precious life is. I’ve watched suffering, and I’ve been stunned at how in a moment’s notice a loved one can be snatched from our lives, sometimes even without warning, without a sign of illness. These types of reminders show us how quickly life can turn on a dime.

Let us remember our lost loved ones by holding them dear in our hearts, and remember the love we hold for those who are all here with us now. Let us find joy in our hearts for every little thing we have, and remember gratitude for every single day we are gifted with another day of living.

If we can all learn to let go of some of the hurt and uncertainties that dwell within us and turn that into forgiveness and hope, maybe as a unified chain of positivity, we can help to make the world a better place. This is my Christmas wish.

Wishing you all happiness and health and peace for now, and for all the years to come.

 

Debby has chosen Celine Dion singing “O Holy Night” to wish you a Merry Christmas.

 

 

 

Merry Christmas

©DGKaye2020

 

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42 Comments

    • dgkaye

      Thank you so much Danny. I wish the same for you. It’s all about gratitude, staying safe, good health, and staying cozy at home this year. Wishing all of this for you. <3

  • Erica/Erika

    Hi Debbie, It is fun to relive past Christmas seasons and memories. Especially this year. “Every word still applies…”. ‘A guest that never left’ also made me smile.

    A beautiful and poignant story. The importance of family and friends and gratitude withstands the test of time, despite today’s volatility. “…help to make the world a better place. This is my Christmas wish”. ❤️ A beautiful wish, Debbie, for today and always. Thank you.❤️

  • Diana Peach

    Beautifully expressed and heartfelt post, Debby. The ending of one year and the start of the next is a wonderful time to reflect on our blessings, the invisible gifts of joy, gratitude, forgiveness, and love. <3 <3

  • Vashti Quiroz-Vega

    What a beautiful and touching post, Debby. I agree with your sentiments. You’re such a warm and sweet person. I’m happy to have you in my life, and I hope some day we’ll meet in person. I wish you and your loved ones a warm, safe, amazing holiday season! <3 xo

    • dgkaye

      Aw shucks Vashti, I needed a tissue. <3 Thank you my wonderful friend. And yes, you bet we will meet up when the world goes back right! Wishing you the same, peace, safety and cozy holiday wishes. <3 <3

  • Lisa Thomson

    A lovely and timeless message, Deb. Thank you so much. Wishing you all of these things and more for the end of the year and Christmas in general. It’s been a tough year for many of us but hey, we’re still kickin’ it! The Celine Dion album is one of my favorite Christmas records. I will pop over to Sally’s post 🙂

  • Colleen M. Chesebro

    What a lovely post, Sis. That gratitude part is so important. When I bought my new calendar for 2021, I made sure there was room to add my thoughts and gratitude each week. It makes such a difference. Huge hugs and love. Merry Christmas to you and G. <3

  • Annika Perry

    Debby, a beautiful post and perfect salutation for the season and us all. I’m moved by your words and they ring more true than ever. “My wish is that mankind could revisit goodness, kindness, and compassion, and remember to be grateful for some of life’s most mundane things we so often take for granted.” Even the non-mundane have often been taken for granted … never again! I love O Holy Night and a her performance here is incredible. Wishing you and yours a peaceful festive season. Xx

    • dgkaye

      Thank you so much Annika. It is the most basic of wishes and still many struggle. May this new year bring us a new year of hope and back to the living! Happy Christmas to you Annika. May it be safe, peaceful and cozy for you. <3 xx

    • dgkaye

      Thanks so much Hugh. And my pleasure visiting your blog as I’ve done for years. Always something fun and unexpected from you Hugh. Merry Christmas to you and J and be safe! <3 xx

  • Hilary Melton-Butcher

    Hi Debby – all the very best to you over the seasonal time … have a peaceful and happy one … and I look forward to seeing you here again in 2021 – which I hope will be distinctly easier. Enjoy a bit of a break and change … happy days – Hilary

    • dgkaye

      Hi Hilary. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your good cheer. Wishing you a safe and cozy Christmas season. Yes, new beginning for us all next year. Amen! Hugs xox

    • dgkaye

      Thanks Stevie. I follow world news, I know it’s bad there. It’s no different here, lockdowns and escalating numbers. Our Christmas is just another day in lockdown with no visitors. I hope you enjoy your Christmas. Just stay safe! <3

  • Sue Dreamwalker

    You couldnt have shared a more perfect post… 🙂 It is I agree a time for remembering our loved ones both past and present..
    And despite all the turmoil of this year… We know in our hearts that all is unfolding as it should… hard as it is to live through..
    But when you understand the depth of our journey in the here and now. There will be those Christmas’s in the future and those who will look back at this one and say that this was the Winter where all began to change..

    So dearest Debby…
    Thank you for your love and friendship… Thank you for your patience in my getting here… Thank you for your wisdom, your humour and for being YOU…
    Have a wonderful Christmas with your hubby… Stay blessed.. and as we end this year, we do so knowing that our Winter Solstice was a success…
    Love and Mega hugs your way
    Sue <3 💛🙏✨💜🎁🎄😘💖

    • dgkaye

      Hi Sue!!!!!! Thank you so much for popping over – especially since I know you’re on ‘somewhat’ of a break, lol. Yes! Yes to what you said. We will have the stories of an important time in history in our memories as we continue grow and look back. Thank you for your friendship, and for guiding so many of us through these turbulent times. Stay in peace and safety my Lovely, and wishing you and yours a cozy and calm Christmas. Blessings and love flowing your way! Lots of love and hugs too! <3 <3 xxxx

  • Marsha

    Lovely thoughts for this year as well, Deb. I wish you the best for 2021. I look forward to hearing more about your hopes and dreams for 2021 and I hope your dreams all unfold for you. 🙂 Thanks for being my friend over the last few years and for all the encouragement you have given me for my blog. I’m glad you are part of the Always Write family. You kept it going when I struggled with where I wanted to go with it. Thank you so much. 🙂

    • dgkaye

      Wow Marsh, I’m humbled. Those are very kind words, now look at you – the interview queen! Thrilled to be some small part of it, and hope to be more part of it next year too. Happy, Happy New Year with new beginnings my friend. Thank YOU so much. Hugs <3 xx

  • Liesbet

    A beautiful message, Debby. Timely and timeless! I now know how quickly people can get snatched away from us as well (see my previous comment about my aunt). I never take love, friends, family, and health for granted. Life experience teaches us that!

    By the way, I forgot to mention before that, yes, I can’t wait to travel internationally again – vaccine or no vaccine – and yes, I know how to drive a stick shift. That’s how we learn to drive in Belgium, where few cars have an automatic transmission. 🙂 Wishing you a fabulous 2021!

    • dgkaye

      Seems you already know the lessons well my friend. And no doubts as a European you drive stick, lol. We have plenty here, but not as popular as automatic. Stay safe and rejoice in a happy, healthy New Year! <3

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