M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S!

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate; peace, love, and joy to all!

I will light candles this Christmas,

Candles of joy, despite all sadness,

Candles of hope where despair keeps watch

Candles of courage where fear is ever present,

Candles of peace for tempest-tossed days.

Candles of grace to ease heavy burdens.

Candles of love to inspire all my living,

Candles that will burn all the year long.

—Howard Thurman