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Christmas Reflection

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

Article Summary

Christmas reflection is a short article about my thoughts as Christmas nears.

My heart aches with this coronavirus still lingering but life can be an amazing roller coaster. We should all hang on and enjoy the ride.

I am blessed to have an amazing group of friends on Hubpages & my other writing groups.

Merry Christmas!


"Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Frank Sinatra"

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Reflecting

As I sit here reflecting on this past year my heart cannot help but ache.

We have lost so many dear people and this coronavirus is still lingering in the air.

I feel hopeful that 2021 will bring us a better year since the vaccine is starting to be administered.

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Life Can Be Amazing

Don’t get me wrong, there have been moments this year that fill my heart with joy.

I count each of my blessings and I am grateful for each one.

Life can be an amazing roller coaster. So I believe we should all hang on and enjoy the ride.

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I Appreciate You All

In times of hardship, as well as happiness my family and friends have been there to offer their support.

I am thankful to have these people in my life, but I appreciate getting to know each and everyone of you from Hubpages and my other writing groups.

Your words of compassion have touched my heart in a way I can not quite describe.

I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful group of friends who let me pour my words out onto the page.

Merry Christmas!

Thank you all!

I wish each of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

May we all prosper with good health, and a wonderful life filled with happiness around each corner we travel.

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"Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby - White Christmas"

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 26, 2020:

Muhammad,

One can only hope his wishes come true...

Eventually they will.

Take care.

Muhammad Rizwan from Lahore , Pakistan on December 26, 2020:

thanks for wishing Brenda.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 26, 2020:

Muhammad,

Thanks!

I hope your Christmas Day was full of surprises.

Take care.

Muhammad Rizwan from Lahore , Pakistan on December 26, 2020:

nice

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 25, 2020:

Bill,

Thank you.

Merry Christmas!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 25, 2020:

Chitrangada,

Thank you.

My good friend Manatita44 has reminded me that "All is as well as it can be at this moment."

Life will have it's ups and downs.

Have a Merry Christmas!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 25, 2020:

Charlie,

Thank you.

I am sending you and your family best wishes for this Christmas Day.

May you be blessed.

Take care my friend.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 25, 2020:

Chatra,

Thanks! Merry Christmas!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 25, 2020:

Merry Christmas, Brenda!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on December 25, 2020:

Beautiful thoughts on Christmas.

You are right that this year has been tough. All we can do, is wish and hope for better times ahead. Human life has always been like that— a mixture of ups and downs, pleasure and pain.

Merry Christmas to you and yours. Hope and prayers for peaceful times for everyone around the World.

Thank you for sharing.

Charlie Halliday from Scotland on December 25, 2020:

A merry Christmas to you and your family Brenda.

CHATRA RAM from BARMER INDIA on December 25, 2020:

Truly

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 24, 2020:

Rosina,

Thank you so much!

Your heartfelt words have warmed my heart a bit.

I am sitting here with the Christmas tree reflecting upon my life, so your words bring comfort.

It is great to have a friend with such compassion.

Merry Christmas to you & your family.

May God bless you always.

Rosina S Khan on December 24, 2020:

I love this sweet prose on Christmas. May God bless you and shower you with blessings not only during Christmas and winter holidays but also through out 2021 and beyond. My heartfelt prayers for you to ease your pain and get to enjoy the enjoy the Christmas spirit.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 24, 2020:

Manatita44,

Thank you so much for your kind words.

I love this...

All's as well as it can be at any given moment. 

(Food for thought)

I believe God is willing also.

I send you warm thoughts for you & your family.

May you all be well and enjoy this season with much happiness.

Tis time for the season to turn for the better...praying for us all.

Thank you my friend.

manatita44 from london on December 24, 2020:

Sinatra's voice is soothing and in the moment. Blessings from on High, my dear. All's as well as it can be at any given moment. You have my empathy and hugs. may your partner and family; may all those you love be well. - Lantern

I extend my Heart to you for a glorious Friday in these trying times and I pray that 2021 improves dramatically - God's willing - from its current challenges. La Paz.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 24, 2020:

John,

Thank you so much!

I am sending you & your family warm wishes for a Merry Christmas!

I have always appreciated your kindness.

Take care my friend and hold on tight as we blast into 2021 for a better year.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 24, 2020:

Peggy,

Thank you.

I had originally planned on writing about my kittys with their first Christmas tree, but that had to go on the back burner for now.

Have a very Merry Christmas!

I look forward to reading your work and talking this coming year.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 24, 2020:

Ann,

I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

I appreciate your kind words.

It is during times of hardships that you help lift me up...giving me that upbeat feeling to keep going.

Thank you and take care.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 24, 2020:

Pamela,

Thank you.

Have a very Merry Christmas!

May this next year bring us a new beginning.

I am so looking forward to 2021, but I am grateful for all of your friendship.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 24, 2020:

Ruby,

Merry Christmas!

Thank you for your kindness. Your good spirit always makes me smile.

Wishing you the best.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on December 24, 2020:

Thank you for this beautiful Christmas message, Brenda. I wish you a Happy and Joyous Christmas, and let us all look forward to a much better New Year ahead.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 24, 2020:

Thanks for the beautiful message, Brenda, and let's all pray that the next year is a good one for our friends on HubPages, as well as our friends, neighbors, relatives, and others we know as we say goodbye to this year and look forward to better days ahead, free of this pandemic.

I enjoyed seeing your photos, especially your cats and the Christmas tree. Merry Christmas!

Ann Carr from SW England on December 24, 2020:

A merry Christmas to you too, Brenda. Hubpages has been a great site for me too, as my writing confidence has grown over my 10 years of being here. I love the supportive comments so I hope the recent glitches on that score will be ironed out soon.

I enjoy your poems and you always seem to be upbeat despite setbacks. I admire that and your attitude to life.

I hope 2021 is kind to all of us, especially you.

Ann

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on December 24, 2020:

This is such a sweet message, Brenda. It has been a joy to communicate with you. This has beena tough year for everyone, but I sure hope now that we have a vaccine that 2021 will be much better.

I also love my friends Hubpages too as I feel like I have made friends with so many amazing people..

I hope you and your loved ones have a very Merry Christmas!

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on December 24, 2020:

Brenda, we do have a lot to thankful for. We have sorrows, but we can't let them rule the day. I am also thankful for all the friends I've made through the years on Hubpages. Here's hoping for a blessed new year.

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