Silver Bells

“City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style!  In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas.”

I have always loved this Christmas carol.  I first remember singing it when I was in elementary school. The sound of it resonating off the walls of our school gym, while my 3rd grade class sang with gusto to the rest of the school during our Christmas assembly.  Shhh, don’t tell anyone, yes in the 80’s we were allowed to say Christmas at public school.

Life seemed so much simpler then. One reason was the simple fact I was a kid. It really was so much more than that.  Families had dinner together, kids were safe to play outside all day with friends, without a cell phone, respect flowed from everyone. At least as a kid that’s how I remember it.

As I prepare for another Christmas with friends and family, a wistfulness comes over me for those seemingly simpler times. My hope for you this time of year is to have a simpler Christmas! wpid-PaperArtist_2013-12-21_08-52-23.jpeg

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