I have a list of folks I know, all written in a book
And every year at Christmas time, I go and take a look.
And that is when I realize that these names are part
Not of the book they're written in, but of my very heart.
For each name stands for someone who has crossed my path sometime,
And in that meeting, they've become the thythm of the thyme.
And while it sounds fantastic for me to make this claim,
I truly feel I am composed of each remembered name.
While you may noy be aware of any special link,
Just meeting you has shaped my life more than you can think.
For once you've met somebody, the years cannot erase
The memory of a pleasant word or a friendly face.
So, never think my Christmas card is just a mere routine
Of names upon a Christmas list forgotten in between.
For when I send a Christmas card that is addressed to you,
It's because you're on the list of folks that I'm indebted to.
For you're part of the total of the many folks I've met,
And you happen to be one of those I'd rather not forget
And whether I have known you for many years or few,
In some way, you had a part in shaping things I do
And every year, when Christmas comes, I realize anew,
That the biggest gift that life can give, is meeting folks like you.