Christmas is a time

for living, giving

spending and receiving,

it is a time of joy

as we share our thanks

for happy times

shared with family and friends.

But for many it is a time

of sadness, loneliness and loss

for those who remember

lost loves, friends,

pets and opportunities.

Share a thought for those

who are unhappy at Christmastime

and give readily to those

who lack the means to feast,

frolic and be merry.