“The Christmas Blessing”
by Sharmelle Olson
As you get into the spirit of Christmas
what is it that you see off in a distance?
You may be able to praise God and witness
the good and magnificent silence.
As we give our gifts here at Christmas time
it is the time to think of giving not receiving,
Yes, it’s a time to receive gift too but give time
to the Lord at the same time you are receiving.
The side of giving gifts is so miraculous
with the good and surprising facial expressions
on the faces of your family members,
which are gracious
and leave you with a wonderful impression.
Sharmelle Olson is a graphic artist and designer, photographer and poet. She loves to share her poems in the RUBY magazine. Shar is also an administrator for RUBY community ministry and enjoys helping out around the community and making new friends there. She has been writing poetry and taking photographs since elementary school, and started doing graphic art and design work in the early 2000s. Shar has four children, two of whom are twins. Her first daughter is in her 20s, her son is 14, and her twin daughters will be 13 soon.