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From Christmas to Festivus

My wish to my fellow bloggers is that this season is a time of rest and relationship, with those you love and who love you. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus (the fictitious event from the show Seinfeld) :), or no particular holiday; take the time for compassion, grace, joy, and forgiveness during this season.




Christmas is important to me for what it represents:

Little feet kicking in the womb

that would one day walk on water

and hold the weight of body on a nail.

This tiny heartbeat

bringing wise men

and women to the light.

No judgment, no hypocrisy.

Healing and grace,

forgiveness and mercy.

So un-human.

It has been fantastic getting to know so many wonderful people over the last few months of blogging. I hope you all have many blessings and peace during this season, and in the coming year.



  1. Hi MJ. What a startling image…little feet kicking in the womb that would one day walk on water and hold the weight of the body on a nail. So beautiful and so sad, and it will stay with me for a long time, maybe forever.

  2. Mj this one is a lovely post! may be one of the best one from you. Both the image and the words are complementing each other. This photograph is reflecting the light of the celebration.
    Great thought behind this post.
    One more thing, i just did a post to pass on the Rudolph Award, please check it. I am not sure if you will like it. Waiting for your feedback on that. I hope you will check to whom i passed on this one.

    • Thank you so much, Arindam. Coming from someone as thoughtful as you, means a lot! :)

      I love what you did on the Rudolph Award. I made a comment on your post, my friend. Sorry I didn’t get back with you sooner.

  3. Beautiful words, MJ…with such powerful imagery!

    Peace and blessings to you as well…


  4. Lovely. And the same to you!

  5. This poem kills me. So perfect.

  6. What a thoughtful post. Beautifully inspired. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas, and best wishes for the coming New Year!

  7. Merry Christmas to you and yours…. I’m happy to have found you.

  8. Well said Michael! It’s been a pleasure knowing you for the last couple weeks and I look forward to a continued blogging relationship.

    Such power and peaceful words. Job well done!

  9. Uh, did you write that poem? Because if so, you are super duper talented, MJ!!! It touched my heart–so poetic and perfectly stated. Bravo. Love love love this post. So grateful that our blogs met–you are one of the most supportive bloggers out there always giving love to everyone else. You deserve all that comes back your way. xo

    • You are far too kind, Cara! I did write it, but it was definitely inspired.

      I too am so thankful to have met you. You are one of the sweetest (maybe it’s because of that extra 1/2 cup of brown sugar!!) bloggers I’ve met!

      Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

  10. Wonderful post. I love the poem you wrote.

    Have a wonderful holiday and I agree, it’s wonderful getting to know so many wonderful writers (bloggers).

  11. Many blessings to you as well!

  12. ditto to all the above (even though I was not a Seinfield fan or watcher). peace and happiness to all, mucho love to your family and friends. :)

  13. Okay, now THIS I like! :)

  14. I’m so glad I found you, these are beautiful words. Wishing you and yours a joyful and peaceful Christmas.

    • Thank you Kanerva.
      Can you send me the link to your blog? It doesn’t come up when I click on your name, and I would like to read it.
      Happy Christmas to you and your loved ones!

  15. Merry Christmas, and the best of the season to you and yours always.

  16. So beautiful, Michael. And, just what I needed to hear. Wishing you and lovely and peace filled Christmas!

  17. Way to cover EVERYONE with good wishes – in one post!

  18. Merry Christmas to you and your family! :)

  19. You da man MJ!
    Loved the last line of your poem~ so un-human. May we all grow up to be like our un-human creator. :)

  20. I missed this as I was in Cairo and had spotty internet service! Really loved the poem. Beautiful picture of Christ. Thank you!

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