Keep the Spirit Alive!
When the tree comes down and the ornaments you pack
Don’t forget the special feeling, let it keep coming back
When the last of the turkey is gone from your fridge
Remember the food bank, don’t burn the holiday bridge
When the sweaters are exchanged and sales come to an end
Think of the Salvation Army shelters, they can still use a friend
When you take out the garbage, bags of used paper and bow
Let it remind you of children, so many orphans you know
When you take down the lights, on the outside of your home
Don’t forget the seniors centre, so many old folks alone
When you toast to the New Year, Old Lang Sine wishes you share
Pledge to keep the Christmas giving spirit alive, throughout the whole year
P.S. As a volunteer and Chair of the Board of Director of a large multipurpose community centre looking after seniors, children and teens, I am amazed at the outpouring of love, compassion and generosity that people experience at Christmas.
My fondest hope is that we can keep that spirit alive throughout the year. It doesn’t have to be financial, volunteers are needed everywhere. I hope everyone has a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year…………..Felix