Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas to All !

My post tonite features the stained glass artistry of my wife Deb. This angel joyfully adorns the top of our annual Christmas Tree. Each morning, I rise early... usually around 5:00 am ... put on the coffee pot.. and then head into the living room and light the Christmas Tree.

I return with coffee in hand and settle into my favourite wing back chair... and just take in the wonder of the colour and quiet. This is my ritual throughout the entire Christmas Season. This affirms for "Me" the rich blessings which "I" enjoy... and confirms that life is full... and that "I" have so very much to be thankful for.

Underneath the tree I see unopened presents... awaiting the excited hands of the younger Shermans on Christmas morning. I can't help but think that many children both here and in other parts of the world are less fortunate. They will scarcely have enough... or perhaps even nothing to eat... much less... gifts under a tree. Many will never taste the joy of freedom... sleep without fear. These are gifts the we, here in the Western World take so for granted.

This morning I was moved to create this word thought/ poem. I send it out with much warmth and love to those of you who follow my blog... and who share my Hope for a more Peaceful and Equitable World... where sharing and caring might rise above cultural barriers and biases.

Merry Christmas.... Many blessings and Much Peace to all !... From "Me"... and My Christmas Angel...Deb!

Oh Christmas Angel!

Oh Christmas Angel...
Perched high atop our tree,
Please share your radiant light-
And send it down to Me.
Drive out Winter's darkness and set my heart free,
Help me to become the very best "I" can be.

Oh Christmas Angel...
Perched high atop our tree,
Help restore the wonder
Of The Child... within Me.
Replace all the cares of these weighty adult ways,
And restore the many blessings of my sweet childhood days.

Oh Christmas Angel...
Perched high atop our tree,
Stir the glad tidings-
And the Joy... within Me.
Shine on our families and friends, near and far,
To tell them how loved and important they are.

Oh Christmas Angel...
Perched high atop our tree,
Please share our Light with others-
Don't shine it... just on Me.
Sprinkle your blessings of Joy from above,
So that others around us.... may feel our evergreen Love!

Merry Christmas!.... Happy New Year.... and Peace on Earth... and Good Painting to All!


  1. What a lovely gift to everyone, Bruce! The poem expresses your heartfelt wishes and they are returned to you from friends and family. Yes, we are very blessed to have found the direction in life that provides for our needs and many of our wants too. Hoping you and yours have a prosperous New Year.
    Your wife's glass art is lovely!

  2. Hi Karen!... Merry Christmas to "You" and your family...including the Furry Ones!

    "We"... are indeed blessed not only to have found direction... purpose... and rewards for our needs and wants...but also... to have found the equinimity and peace in recognizing these gifts... and being at Peace with the world and that knowledge!

    Good Painting!...Happy New Year and much Peace!
    Warmest regards,

    PS I'll pass on your compliment to Deb!

  3. Hi Bruce,

    You and Deb are so very talented. The angel is lovely, your poem beautiful. Just wanted to take a moment to wish you, Deb, and your family a very Happy, Healthy New Year.

    All the best to you.

  4. Thanks Joan... For your steadfast support and visits to my site!

    I truly thank "You" for the friendship and encouragement that your presence has added to my blog... and person!! "I" am truly grateful!

    May 2011 be a fruitful... painting-filled adventure of Joy and Peace for "You"!

    Happy New Year to "You" and your Family Joan!

    Good painting!
    Warmest regards,