Friday, December 26, 2014

Guest Poet Paul M. Kramer Celebrating the Season...



CHRISTMAS IS


Christmas is about love,
about family and friends.
A time to reflect,
a time for amends.
Christmas is about joy,
about gladness and delight.
A time for rejoicing,
a time to reunite.

Christmas is about giving,
about thoughtfulness and caring.
A time to let go,
a time for sharing.
Christmas is about Santa,
about mistletoe and holly.
A time for carols,
a time to be jolly.

Christmas is about celebration,
about faith and good cheer.
A time to be charitable,
a time for prayer.
Christmas is about peace,
about harmony and accord.
A time to be tranquil,
a time for the Lord.
Paul M. Kramer
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WORRY
Agonizing and obsessing over what ifs,
a pessimistic state of mind,
dwelling upon what may or may not happen,
fearing possibilities of every kind.

Worry is the brother and sister of anxiety.
Creating apprehension, uneasiness and stress,
worry causes us to be ill at ease,
it is an inhibitor of joy and happiness.

Worry knows no optimism.
It's not a necessity or a requirement.
We need not choose to embrace it.
Do not let it diminish the quality of our life.

"Don't worry, be happy"


Paul M. Kramer 
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About the Author
Paul M. Kramer lives in Hawaii on the beautiful island of Maui with his wife Cindy and their son Lukas. Paul was born and raised in New York City
Mr. Kramer's books attempt to reduce stress and anxiety and resolve important issues children face in their everyday lives. His books are often written in rhyme. They are entertaining, inspirational, educational and easy to read. One of his goals is to increase the child's sense of self worth.
He has written books on various subjects such as bullying, divorce, sleep deprivation, worrying, shyness, and weight issues.
Mr. Kramer has appeared on "Good Morning America," "The Doctors," "CNN Live" as well as several other Television Shows in the United States and Canada. He's been interviewed and aired on many radio programs including the British Broadcasting System and has had countless articles written about his work in major newspapers and magazines throughout the world.