The Gentle Shadow of Christmas
Christmas is the time of year when most people's hearts seem to be more open and more reachable. Clint G. Cox
Hi everyone! I want to share with you a nice and funny Christmas decoration I decided to put on top of a little Christmas tree. The decoration represents some sort of fairy or angel. You can depict both her shadow and the Christmas tree's shadow.
I find it representative of Christmas considering it is the year when we should dream about the future and make wishes for the next year. As this fairy protects the tree, I hope your wishes are kept safe in your soul until you decide it is the right time to make them come true.
Although it is not easy to always get into the holiday spirit, I hope you will be able to do it at the end of this year. Sometimes it is enough to look at the little things and realize how blessed we really are.
But what is Christmas Spirit?
These beautiful words of Baird might light your perspective:
By E. C. Baird
I am the Christmas Spirit!
I enter the home of poverty, causing palefaced children to open their eyes wide, in pleased wonder.
I cause the miser's clutched hand to relax, and thus paint a bright spot on his soul.
I cause the aged to renew their youth and to laugh in the old, glad way.
I keep romance alive in the heart of childhood, and brighten sleep with dreams woven of magic.
I cause eager feet to climb dark stairways with filled baskets, leaving behind hearts amazed at the goodness of the world.
I cause the prodigal to pause a moment on his wild, wasteful way, and send to anxious love some little token that releases glad tears- tears which wash away the hard lines of sorrow.
I enter dark prison cells, reminding scarred manhood of what might have been, and pointing forward to good days yet to be.
I come softly into the still, white home of pain, and lips that are too weak to speak just tremble in silent, eloquent gratitude.
In a thousand ways I cause the weary world to look up into the face of God, and for a little moment forget the things that are small and wretched.
I am the Christmas spirit!
Hope you liked it and maybe inspired you to have a great end of the year.
The photography has been taken with my personal smartphone.