If there is ever a time to let the screens go dark,
It’s when the twinkle lights go up.
If there is ever a time to bury the to-do list,
It’s when mitten-clad hands invite you to build a snowman.
If there is ever a time to live in a glorious mess,
It’s when pieces of wrapping paper cover the floor and holiday sprinkles decorate the kitchen.
If there is ever a time to ditch the scale and embrace the curves,
It’s when the table is lined with beloved family recipes and “Only Love Today” are the words you choose to hear.
If there is ever a time to take pause and give a real kiss,
It’s when the air is brisk and mistletoe is abundant.