Frazzled and Frayed
Dragging overstuffed shopping bags
On the cold ground
Baking to be done
Presents to be wrapped
Parties to attend
I wish it all could be scrapped.
Seems so far away
I don't have enough time
To get my stuff done today
Hey, wait just a minute
I can say "no"!!!
I don't have to do everything
Because Martha Stewart says so!
I'll bake 'cause I want to
And if I don't, well that's fine
Maybe skip a party or two
Avoid listening to people whine
Go play with the kids
Help at a shelter or the food banks
I have all I need
It's time to give thanks
It doesn't matter if it's Christmas,
Chanukah or New Years that's celebrated
Give to those that are in need -
You'll find yourself elated.
And when the season is over
Don't let that kill your drive
This feeling can go on all year
Keep the fun and joy alive!!!!
Copyright Heather Ward - published with permission of the author