My Christmas List of Blessings

I thought it was time to send this beautiful, emotional and heartfelt poem around once again for Christmas in order that more readers would be able to see it.

A long-time friend of mine, who I haven’t seen in ages but keeps in touch with me by snail mail, sent me this beautiful poem by an Unknown Author for Christmas.

I wanted to share it with all of you because it touches on how I feel about all who have touched my life in a positive way. Please accept this as a Christmas gift to all of you out there who have supported and helped me in some special way over the past year or so. You know who you are! Thank you!


My Christmas List of Blessings

My Christmas List is more than just a way to keep track of

The special people God has brought into my life to love.

It’s like a treasured scrapbook filled with pleasant memories

Of all the times God’s answered prayers through friends and family.

Every name’s a touchstone that leads to a place and time.

Where God has used another’s heart to reach out and touch mine.

It may have happened years ago or even yesterday.

But every person on my list has changed my life some way

Through simple conversation, a warm hug or a shared meal.

Every person on my list has helped me grow or heal,

Or laugh or love or learn or smile….

The Blessings never end.

As God allows our paths to cross as family and friends.

So please know that this greeting is more than a Christmas wish.

It’s a “thank you” card to God for putting you on my list

Each and everyone whose name

I’ve come to hold so dear…

Those who’ve shown me Christmas joy each day of the year.

Author Unknown


Remember: Reading Gives You Wings to Fly!

Thank you for stopping by!

Blessings & love to all for Christmas and into the New Year!


About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 9 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 3 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, and Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Davey & Derek Book 6, and Abby & Holly Books 1 & 2 all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Abby & Holly Book 1 School Dance won a Bronze Medal from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah and Mariah’s Revenge were Finalists in Authorsdb First Lines Contest, Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on Book 4 of Abby & Holly series for girls and a Dragon series for young children. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2020 and beyond along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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33 Responses to My Christmas List of Blessings

  1. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    A Christmas poem from an unknown poet but which has strong emotive meaning for Janice Spina – Happy Christmas to you too Janice. hugs

  2. That is wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  3. Deanie Humphrys-Dunne says:

    Lovely, Janice!

  4. kcg1974 says:

    Reblogged this on Chronic Conditions & Life Lessons and commented:
    The True Meaning of the Season. Such a gift to have this poem shared with us. Blessings to all.

  5. Lovely and wonderful Janice. thank you Blessings and love and hugs to you my friend, and merry Christmas.

  6. dgkaye says:

    Beautiful Janice. 🙂

  7. Norah says:

    Thank you Janice. That’s gorgeous. I wish you a wonderful Christmas season and 2016.

  8. Thank you Janice! Blessings to you and your family! I hope you get to spend some great time with the family over the Christmas Holiday. I love the poem.

  9. Beautiful, Janice. Wishing you and your a wonderful Christmas! ❤

  10. jjspina says:

    Reblogged this on Jemsbooks and commented:

    Here is a previous post that I wrote for Christmas in 2015 where I shared a beautiful poem from an anonymous source. It touched me deeply. I hope you enjoy it too!
    Merry Christmas & a healthy & Happy New Year to all!

  11. A really beautiful poem, Janice.

    • jjspina says:

      Thank you. I wish I could take credit for it but thank Anonymous for such a beautiful poem. Blessings & hugs to you and yours, Robbie! Merry Christmas! 🎁🎄

  12. Beautiful words, Janice! 🙂

  13. macjam47 says:

    This is such a beautiful poem, Janice, and it touches the heart of Christmas. Hope you have a wonderful and very merry Christmas. Love and hugs.

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