And what have you done?
Another year older.
And a new one just begun.
And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun.
The near and the dear ones,
The old and the young.
A Very Merry Christmas,
And a Happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one,
without any fear.
I always have this song running through my head this time of year.
I don't know why, I guess the melody or the simplicity of the lyrics appeal in some way to me.
It's not really a jolly song, is it?
But somehow the words , taken on the page, are hopeful.
The title of the song is Happy Christmas (War is Over).
We all wish that was the truth.
But it's not. Our young men and women are still there,fighting.
Please say a prayer, or light a candle or wish on a star or put a message in a bottle- what ever you do to make your hope and dreams come true-for the safety of those troops.