I am sure that the Spirit of Christmas means different things to people depending on upbringing; culture; belief or experience. Whatever you believe I wish you great joy and peace in this unsettled world. Respect for each other and, where differences are profound, the ability to talk not fight.

This is part of a much longer poem for Christmas Eve:

Celebrate God’s gift of joy
above the transient broken toy;
Dedicate these festive days
to loving kindness in countless ways.

From me to you, Happy Christmas and a healthy and above all peaceful New Year.

Denny Bradbury – poet & lover of Nature