The best present
Of all this holiday
Is the presence
Of all of you!
This toast is easy to remember! Say it slowly with gusto.
If you use it, let me know how it goes…
Happy holidays and plenty of presents to one and all!
Thank you so much for your presence and for reading Friend for the Ride!
My toast will be included in an anthology compiled by June Cotner and Nancy Tupper Ling, to be published Fall 2014 by Viva Editions.
Photo: The pretty packages above decorate Virtue Feed and Grain in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia. When I was a little, I was shocked when my mom told me packages like these were empty boxes covered with paper and ribbon. But alas, we can pretend!