Season Greetings ……. children take center stage all over the West…..

by Rod Smith

This is the season children seem to take center stage, and so much excitement is generated whether people do or do not recognize Christmas. May I be yet another voice issuing a few simple words of caution at a time often associated with parties and all that often comes with seasonal celebrations.


  1. Remember the adage that less is more – your presence (availability, good humor, affirmation, listening) with and to your family and friends is probably more valuable than even your most carefully selected, expensive presents.

  2. You need never be a passenger in any vehicle where you think the driver has had too much to drink.

  3. No gift is really a gift if the giving of it puts you and your family into short or longterm debt.

  4. Fidelity, truth, openness and freedom are the greatest gifts you can offer your spouse.

  5. Love, and any form of controlling behavior (jealousy, pettiness, shutting each other out) cannot co-exist in the same relationship.


Last night when I said good night to Nathanael (my almost-5-year-old son) he sang: “I saw mommy kissing Santa Clause, underneath his messy toes last night.”



Peace, joy, and thanks to who read You and Me.


4 Comments to “Season Greetings ……. children take center stage all over the West…..”

  1. That’s so cute! I love when kids misunderstand song lyrics and make up their own. It’s adorable! Nice blog & Merry Christmas!

  2. Excellent words of advice! Enjoy your family!!!

  3. Merry Christmas Rod, and Happy New Year to you and yours!


  4. Merry Christmas, Rod, and blessings for the new year.

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