¡Feliz Navidad! / Happy Christmas!

Deseaba expresar mi agradecimiento por el apoyo que me han dado en este año 2011 que pronto termina. Pero, en especial, desearles a ustedes, mis queridos lectores, una hermosa Navidad. ¡Qué el niño Jesús los bendiga!

I wanted to express my gratitude for the support you have given me this year 2011 that ends soon. But, especially, want to wish you, my dear readers, a wonderful Christmas. May the child Jesus bless you!

¡Felicidades! / Merry Christmas!

“The wrapping paper”

This story I love for its inspiration and love. Enjoy!

THE GOLD WRAPPING PAPER – An Inspiring Christmas Story

Once upon a time, a man punished his five-year-old daughter for using up the family’s only roll of expensive gold wrapping paper before Christmas.

Money was tight, so he became even more upset when on Christmas Eve, he saw that the child had used the expensive gold paper to decorate a large shoebox she had put under the Christmas tree.

Nevertheless, the next morning the little girl, filled with excitement, brought the gift box to her father and said, “This is for you, Daddy!”

As he opened the box, the father was embarrassed by his earlier overreaction, now regretting how he had punished her.

But when he opened the shoebox, he found it was empty and again his anger flared. “Don’t you know, young lady,” he said harshly, “when you give someone a present there’s supposed to be something inside the package!”

The little girl looked up at him with sad tears rolling from her eyes and whispered: “Daddy, it’s not empty. I blew kisses into it until it was all full.”

The father was crushed. He fell on his knees and put his arms around his precious little girl. He begged her to forgive him for his unnecessary anger.

An accident took the life of the child only a short time later. It is told that the father kept this little gold box by his bed for all the years of his life. Whenever he was discouraged or faced difficult problems, he would open the box, take out an imaginary kiss, and remember the love of this beautiful child who had put it there.

In a very real sense, each of us as human beings have been given an invisible golden box filled with unconditional love and kisses from our children, family, friends and God.

There is no more precious possession anyone could hold

Marta Ghiglioni “Campanitas Navideñas”

“Campanitas Navideñas”

Repica la campana,
repica sin cesar
su música divina
nos llama a festejar.
¡Llegó la Navidad!
Fiesta de alegría
de amor y de paz
¡Hay que celebrar!
La campana nos llama…
La fiesta va a empezar,
y al compás del din don dan
a todos les deseamos
¡Feliz Navidad!
¡Feliz Navidad!

~Marta Ghiglioni ©

Marta Ghiglioni es una adaptadora de publicaciones y autora de libros de niños y de joven adultos. Algunos de sus creditos incluyen La lagartija que perdió la cola y Un león es un león.

Michael Muller “To celebrate Navidad”

“To Celebrate Navidad”

My senses enjoy every minute
sounds sights tastes and smells
of my busy home that tells
its time to celebrate Navidad.

The sound of musica latina
salsa clasica de Fania
es la favorita de mia
to celebrate Navidad.

My eyes take in the glow of the lights
scenes of Los Reyes on starry nights
setting the date within my sights
to celebrate Navidad.

The taste of sweet and foamy coquito
my favorite drink of the holiday season
gives me one more savory reason
to celebrate Navidad.

It is always a joy to smell
arroz con gandules delicioso
sopa de palmitas que sabroso
scents to celebrate Navidad.

May your Navidad be filled with love
as the snow falls soft as the call of a dove
take time out to thank God above
as you celebrate Navidad.

~Miguel Muller©


Miguel Muller is an instrumental music teacher living in Boonville, NY.  Born of a German/Irish Mother and Venezuelan Father, he enjoys both reading and writing poetry both in English and Spanish.  Last summer he hosted the first annual Poetry Night in The Adriondacks, in Old Forge, NY. As a husband and father of 3, he shares poetry with his family as often as he can.

email mmuller1@twcny.rr.com