The Christmas Glow

a-charlie-brown-christmas1Twas the night before Christmas
And all through the house
We gathered round the tree
From many states
None to far
With not only our family
But also the friends who have grown
In our hearts

No state was to far
To feel the cheer
As we reminisced
And shared each special holiday cheer
We each carried in our hearts

Many say that Santa is not real
But this tis not true
Because Santa is not only a man in a red suit
With a long white beard
Santa is what we feel
Every time around this year

He is the warmth in our hearts
As we count the days till we can be home
To celebrate the warm holiday glow
With all our family and friends

He is the kindness we feel
All throughout our soul
Warmth and cheer
As we watch a small child
Experience their first snow
The warmth we feel as we sit
Around the fire aglow
Just smiling because our family and friends are near

This feeling we will carry
All year round
Each time we recall
Both an old and new Christmas memory
Waiting for the time
When more will be made

Till next Christmas my family and friends
Do not forget
The Christmas cheer can live all your round
Just let your heart feel it
And you will feel your heart and soul
Be set aglow with the warmth and love
From this time of year

The Christmas Glow

Twas the night before Christmas

And all through the house

We gathered round the tree

From many states

None too far

With not only our family

But also the friends who have grown

In our hearts

No state was too far

To feel the cheer

As we reminisced

And shared each special holiday cheer

We each carried in our hearts

Many say that Santa is not real

But this tis not true

Because Santa is not only a man in a red suit

With a long white beard

Santa is what we feel

Every time around this year

He is the warmth in our hearts

As we count the days till we can be home

To celebrate the warm holiday glow

With all our family and friends

He is the kindness we feel

All throughout our soul

Warmth and cheer

As we watch a small child

Experience their first snow

The warmth we feel as we sit

Around the fire aglow

Just smiling because our family and friends are near

This feeling we will carry

All year round

Each time we recall

Both an old and new Christmas memory

Waiting for the time

When more will be made

Till next Christmas my family and friends

Do not forget

The Christmas cheer can live all year round

Just let your heart feel it

And you will feel your heart and soul

Be set aglow with the warmth and love

From this time of year

Musically,

Chelsea ♫

*This poem is an original creation by me (Chelsea Kempchinsky)

All I Ask For Anymore

Happy Music Monday,

It is almost time to stuff our bellies full of yummy foods and hit the gym extra hard this week as Thanksgiving gets closer.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone, my blessings go out to you and yours. Have a safe and happy holiday and rejoice in the time you spend with your loved ones whether they be family or friends.  I was a bit stumped as to which song was relating to me most this week, but once I heard it I knew this song was perfect especially with the holiday.  My song of the week is “All I Ask For Anymore, ” written by Michael Casey Beathard and Timothy A James, performed by Trace Adkins.  The lyrics are what fit so well into the holiday season because this is time of the year where we realize how thankful we should be and ask the Lord to watch over our loved ones and keep them safe.

“It was a passing grade, a pretty girl.  All the money in the world.  What mattered then kept changing every day.”  When I was younger I remember praying to the Lord to let Dad bring that puppy home, let Mom allow me to use the car over the weekend, or keep the brothers out of my hair.  Each day what I prayed for changed because wisdom is learned over the years and we eventually realize there are more important things to pray for at night.  With each age, I sincerely believe we comprehend, all the money in the world, a passing grade, etc wouldn’t matter if our loved ones weren’t safe each and every night.

“And when I bow my head tonight, There’ll be no me, myself, and I.  Just watch my wife and kids please Lord, That’s all I ask for anymore.”  Now, personally I have no husband or kids at this point in my life, but this line can be changed from, “Just watch my wife and kids to watch my loved ones please Lord.”  That is the great ting about Country music is the realness.  Listeners can hear their own values portrayed within the lyrics.  I have heard many times at concerts, listening parties, etc at least one person say, “Wow, that is my life in a song.”

The last line of the song is truly what touches my heart because of the pure simplicity and relatable quality.  “That’s all that matters anymore.”  As human beings with hearts and emotions we realize how important it is to be thankful for who we have in our lives, family and friends alike.  Not only family and friends, but think about the teachers who have impacted your life, the neighbor down the street, or that stranger who you met just once.  My view on relationships and encounters with different people is each person we meet has a lesson to teach us and it is up to us to decide to listen or ignore why they have crossed our paths.

As always bloggers, until next time, keep those ears entertained.

Musically,

Chelsea ♫

 

 

PS  I am starting to include an extra special treat, I will now link the video to the title of the song.  Just click on the underlined title and it should direct you right to the video so you can enjoy the song 🙂

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