Happy Holidays

Twas the week before Christmas and all through the hospital….

OK, so I’m not going to disgrace one of the best known Christmas poems of all times but I am going to dedicate the blog this week to Christmas.  Today and Wednesday I will share Christmas stories passed to me from fellow staff and Friday I will share my Christmas wishes for you.

I was touched by this poem Connie Williams in IT shared with her teammates so I thought I would share it with you.  If you know Connie, and many of you do, you know that this poem is heartfelt and genuine coming from her.

Happy Holidays

We seem to have lost the spirit of Christmas amid the scandal and sadness this year.  So many things have happened in the world it’s hard to be filled with good cheer.

We grumble and groan and complain, it’s true.  Treat each other with indignity and scorn.  We see the works with eyes tightly shut never seeing that gift that was born.

A gift that can lighten a stressful load or clear prejudice from our eyes.  A gift that we have the power to give, it comes in every shape and size.

Please pass on this gift – just give it away – but hold some of it close in your heart.  For we are together but a brief time in life, give it away before we must part.

On Christmas this year, I wish for you the special gift we can use each day.  It’s the gift of love, of hope, of peace that increases as you give it away.


About Craig Thompson

I am a young professional with two great sons, and I work in the healthcare setting. I am employed in hospital administration and serve as Chief Executive Officer at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare in Clinton, Missouri. At GVMH we care for our families, friends and neighbors. We're committed to providing the safest, friendliest and most compassionate care to all we serve.
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2 Responses to Happy Holidays

  1. Kristen Bertz says:

    Great poem. Can I use it?

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