I sense a feeling in the air, so it must be time
To send my annual Christmas rhyme.
Almost thirty years ago I wrote a poem to share
My holiday thoughts with friends everywhere.
I moved to Bethesda this year, mid summer
Leaving my Sarasota friends was quite a bummer!
But here at The Darcy I have come to see
That Bethesda is truly where I wish to be.
Two children live in town, a daughter and a son,
The others live in NY, Philly, and Rumson.
Together with 12 grandchildren they are my reason to be
It doesn’t get better than spending time with family!
So this very December I offer this thought,
In the event that the election has you feeling distraught,
Let’s respect one another, and welcome all others,
Can’t fix America alone, not without our sisters and brothers!
I wish you good health and a whole lot of laughter
Energy to reach your goals, whatever you’re after.
My newest revelation is to wish you “just enough”
This move has taught me to value getting rid of stuff.
Merry Christmas! Happy Chanukah! The best to each of you!
If I haven’t yet met you, please know I plan to.
Happy New Year to each and every one of you
I hope that you find your WHY in all that you do.
I have to end now, there is so much to do,
Gifts for the grandchildren and baking too
Please remember to be kind and offer others a hand
And smile and bring joy all over this great land.