A beautiful poem by fellow lightholder Raisa Goltsin. Enjoy!

Season of peace, season of joy
When the light of the day retreats
But the lights light up
In the homes, on the streets,
And within our hearts.

It is the season when we become sincere,
When we pay attention to our spirit,
To the spirit of sharing and giving.
The season when we remember
To forgive and love one another;

It is the time when we don’t give in
To the forces of chaos,
When we rekindle our commitment
To God, to the spirit within,
And to people in our lives.

It’s a lovely season but very short-lived,
Passing soon into oblivion,
Won’t be nice to live in such a spirit
Every day of our lives?