24 December 2019 | Uncategorised

Christmas miracles

It’s a Christmas miracle
when the last-minute parcel
you ordered online
arrives on Christmas Eve.

It’s a Christmas miracle
when your wonky tree
seems to straighten itself
in time for the annual photo.

It’s a Christmas miracle
that your show-stopper of a dessert,
a concoction of chocolate and raspberries,
looks exactly like the recipe photo.

It’s a Christmas miracle
when you finish the final piece of work,
turn off the laptop
and declare you’re on holidays.

It’s Christmas miracle
when the belligerent teenagers
pick up the vacuum
without complaining.

It’s a Christmas miracle
there’s a brief moment alone
with a flickering flame
to stop and wonder.

It’s a Christmas miracle
when the tight-fisted relative
brings a plate to share
on Christmas Day.

It’s a Christmas miracle
when the tiny ones,
their faces lit up with joy and sugar,
fall asleep in the laps of the older ones.

It’s a Christmas miracle
when we find our place at the table –
worthy or not, belonging or not –
and feel a light to connect us all.

May your Christmas be filled with miracles!

Thank you for supporting my words this year. I’m taking a break for a few weeks, and will be back here in mid-January.

Karen x


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Colleen Warfield

Happy and peaceful Christmas to you and your family, thankyou for all your words this year I really enjoy your blog ♥️

December 24, 2019 at 8:32 am


Happy Christmas Karen to you and your family.
Thanks for all your reviews and suggestions this year.
Take a break now and come back with more wonderful words next year!

December 24, 2019 at 8:53 am


Enjoy the holidays. Rest up for what is sure to be another busy year. May 2020 be full of surprises, laughter and lots of books. Thank you for this blog.

December 24, 2019 at 9:25 am

Terri Dixon

May you, your family and your blog readers find many small Christmas miracles in the coming days.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2020.

December 24, 2019 at 10:32 am


Happy Christmas Karen and best wishes for 2020!

December 24, 2019 at 10:35 am

Shirley Alexander

Happy healthy Christmas to you and your family. Thank you for all you great reviews and for sharing so much book wisdom with us Karen.

December 24, 2019 at 10:58 am

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