The Christmas Spirit
It is a wintery cold December with its snow-covered ground,
but the Christmas spirit of warmth and friendliness is all around.
People walk about with a bounce in their step and with smiling faces,
eager to welcome strangers and to be in their good graces.
The Christmas spirit should not only be just a part of this holiday season,
it should be present and accepted year-round with good reason.
For spreading the Christmas spirit is a gift to one and all,
whether it be in the Winter, Spring, Summer or the Fall.
When Christmas and New Years’ Eve are over and December bids farewell,
a New Year begins with the hope, that the Christmas spirit will forever dwell.
Merry Christmas and a most Happy New Year.
Rita N. Wolfson
Rita Nathan Wolfson is a 94-year-old author, poet, and artist. For more than twenty years she created artwork and jewelry utilizing recycled paper, the profits of which were donated to charitable causes. Rita self-published a book that combined her artwork and creative writing: One Liner on Two Lines and most recently, during the pandemic, she has been sharing her poetry on YouTube as the Positive Poet.
Rita began her creative journey later in life, after raising her family. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, Boston at the age of 65, where she discovered her passion for learning. Upon graduation, she became a founding member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute - taking countless classes and leading poetry seminars. She is tireless in her interests and has recently expanded her writing into the short story genre.
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