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Category: Holidays / Topics: Christmas Holidays Holiday Season

'Twas the Day After Christmas

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: December 29, 2018

Looking back and looking ahead…

The families have gone.
The gifts put away.

One last look at the cards friends have sent.
I love the day after
to pause and reflect.
And as carols still play, I'm content.

It's a day to be quiet
and sit by the fire
while sifting through memories we've made.
I'm grateful for photographs
faded and torn
that capture the past on parade.

It's a day to be grateful
that Christmas extends
through the choices we make through the year.
The gift of our presence
with family and friends
is a treasure to those we hold dear.

Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network.   Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer,  which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.

Greg's writings have now been assembled in book form. Find out more.

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Posted: December 29, 2018

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