Gingerbread Joy

Gingerbread houses

Snow lingers in spun-sugar drifts
On gingerbread houses: my spirits lift.
Such a colorful display of cake and candy
Makes the world seem sweet and dandy.
Even though holly bushes are snow-bare,
The winter season gives magic to share,
As children, near and far, laugh and play
Because Santa Claus can’t be far away!
Whether you feel reverence at a birth,
Or making kids happy brings you mirth,
May your days be full of surprises and joy,
Like a holly berry, saved for a fairy’s toy.

Copyright 2014 Brenda Davis Harsham

Holly bush with berries

Merry Christmas!!

Note: This amazing gingerbread house was part of a display at Wilson Farms in Lexington, MA.

57 thoughts on “Gingerbread Joy

  1. Ooooh, I love gingerbread… these look wonderfully yummy. The decorations are well done too ( my kids always want to help with the decoration but only so that they can steal the sweets!)


    • I found it, too. That year, 1968, so many dark things happened, and yet, new life and joy happened, too. It was the year my hubby was born. His parents saved the paper on the day of his birth, and the headline is of Robert Kennedy’s assassination. It’s good to remember the good things and not dwell on the bad. You have that amazing ability. So rare, but so precious. I had never heard this song before. So sweet.


  2. What is that song that reminds me of you? ……
    “Happiness runs is a circular motion, love is like a little boat upon the sea, happiness runs, happiness runs….”
    I have no idea what this song is, but you remind me of it, because you create happiness, with every post.
    I hope you know how amazing you are.
    Happy New Year Brenda, to you and your family.


    • Cindy,

      Your words were so surprising, they startled me. I looked up that song by Donovan, and found it here: It’s a sweet song, perfect for my site. Thank you for your words.

      To create happiness is my goal. Plenty of others focus on other goals. To find happiness in the smallest of ordinary objects is the magic that we should all learn, for the world to be a more peaceful place. I wish I knew it as a child, but it has taken me so very long to learn it. I can only share that wisdom at my age, and it’s the simplest of wisdoms. I hope every day brings you joy and happiness, in the new year and in every year.

      Hugs, Brenda


  3. That’s a beautiful gingerbread house. I don’t suppose you got to eat any of it? Well I hope your Christmas was excellent and I hope you New Year’s is even better.


  4. Dear Brenda – Special wishes for a Christmas, that brighten you destiny
    May the moon of the Christmas season spread the Christmas cheers
    Have a Merry Christmas with full of cheer and Happiness! unique and colorful Christmas wishes for you peoples!


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