Trifextra: Honoring the Holiday

I’ll wind you up Ebenezer , humming my favorite

Christmas Carols, go about with Merry Christmas on my lips.

You can bury me with a stake of holly through my heart…

In January.



I love A CHRISTMAS CAROL, it is my favorite story of all time. (Not just at Christmas)

Love, Redemption, Forgiveness.

Trifecta wanted 33 words that will make you laugh, make you giggle, lift your spirits this weekend.

I wrote this before the news starting coming in about the elementary school shooting in Connecticut.

18 children, 18 BABIES are gone. Many of them not much older than my Giovanni and Jacob.


It is unbelievable and horrific.

It made me want to not publish this, it made me sick to my stomach and devastated with the idea that anyone would be so troubled, so full of hate or despair as to walk into a school and kill the children.

But there is too much darkness in our world right now, there is too much grudge and hate.

I choose LIGHT AND LOVE today. I hope to make you smile.

Then pray for all those babies, for all those families, for all that hate…wishing we could love it away.

22 Responses to Trifextra: Honoring the Holiday
  1. Tiina
    December 14, 2012 | 3:10 pm

    I’m glad you posted this. The CT tragedy is heartbreaking. We should take from it that without love, we have nothing. I hugged my 21 yr old daughter so hard – she was so confused :-). This scrooge is going to try harder to make Christmas special this year.

    • kir
      December 18, 2012 | 1:30 pm

      love, love, love you.

  2. kgwaite
    December 14, 2012 | 5:39 pm

    In January. Cute!

    • kir
      December 18, 2012 | 1:27 pm

      yes, you can come with your yucky thoughts later…right now, I’m CHRISTMASing. ;)

  3. Lumdog
    December 14, 2012 | 9:16 pm

    A clever tribute to my favorite Christmas story and thanks for the other comments about CT.

    • kir
      December 18, 2012 | 1:25 pm

      ah, something we have in common. I like knowing you like Christmas Carol like I do. that made me smile.

  4. Draug
    December 14, 2012 | 11:13 pm

    ha! This is so great :D

    • kir
      December 18, 2012 | 1:25 pm

      why thank you. I like that you liked it. :)

  5. JannaTWrites
    December 15, 2012 | 2:25 am

    I’m glad you posted anyway. We can’t let the darkness take over. The tragedy is horrible and I pray for all the parents that will never see the holidays in the same way again.

    Your piece made me smile. Can’t let Scrooge take Christmas away :)

    • kir
      December 18, 2012 | 1:26 pm

      Scroogies don’t get to eat my candy canes.

      thank you for being here, for reading with me. THANK YOU.

  6. Alison
    December 15, 2012 | 3:16 am

    Light and love. Yes. There is never too much of that. xo

    • kir
      December 18, 2012 | 12:58 pm

      thank goodness, I have you in my life for when my light is flickering…
      love you. xo

  7. Sandra
    December 15, 2012 | 5:33 am

    Love the “stake of holly” part, it gave me the image of a jolly, Christmas vampire :)

    • kir
      December 18, 2012 | 12:59 pm

      well in A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer says that…but Vampires are good too I guess ;)
      thanks for coming over to read, it means a lot to me.

  8. Ruby Manchanda
    December 15, 2012 | 7:53 am

    This one has a great spirit to it.

    • kir
      December 18, 2012 | 12:59 pm

      why thank you Ruby! hoping you are doing well.

  9. viv blake
    December 15, 2012 | 8:39 am

    Amen – to your LIGHT and LOVE

    • kir
      December 18, 2012 | 12:59 pm

      Amen, Amen and Amen. Right?
      thank you for reading Viv, it really does mean a lot to me.

  10. t
    December 15, 2012 | 1:52 pm

    I’m glad you didn’t listen to yourself, and posted this any way – thank you for doing so.

    • kir
      December 18, 2012 | 1:00 pm

      oh my friend…hugging you from here.

  11. Trifecta
    December 16, 2012 | 8:30 pm

    I’m glad you posted too. I respect all of those who couldn’t find or post the happy this weekend, but I’m grateful to those who held out some light for the rest of us.

    • kir
      December 18, 2012 | 1:08 pm

      thank you Trifecta. Your prompts and words and challenges give me a break, a chance to look inside and write out the bad stuff.
      I appreciate that, am glad I found your community.

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