As I sat in the stillness
of this early Christmas Eve morning
in a quiet time of meditation,
the angel on the Christmas tree
dressed in white satin and tiny pearls
softly blew on her trumpet and caught my attention.

“Hope” she gently trumpeted.
… Hope for those who feel hopeless.
Don’t lose sight of hope.

“Joy” she gently trumpeted.
… Joy for those who experience no joy.
Don’t lose sight of joy.

“Peace” she gently trumpeted.
… Peace for those who don’t know what peace feels like.
Don’t lose sight of peace.

“Love” she gently trumpeted.
… Love for those who are unaware that love exists.
Don’t lose sight of love.

But we do.

From time to time,
we lose sight of peace and joy and love and hope
as personal worries, global concerns, fear preoccupy our thoughts

Gentle Trumpeting Angel,
you have sounded the call to remember
that the signs of Hope – Peace – Joy – Love
*are* here.
Sometimes in big ways.
Sometimes in not-so-big ways.
But, they are here.

This holiday season
may we let the angels
wrap us in their loving wings
and give us signs and reminders that
Hope and Joy and Peace and Love are possible
for ourselves
for our world.

May your Holidays and coming year be blessed
blessed with hope, peace, joy and love
in ways you can’t even begin to imagine.

Merry Christmas!

In the spirit of gift-giving, I hope you will receive the Soulistry “Twelve Days of Christmas” blog series as gift, with much love.  Comments on any Soulistry blog post ( are always welcome. Thank you.   June Maffin


Text & Photo © june maffin

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