Dec 19 2011

Happy Holidays

Published by at 10:00 am under Poetry Chaikhana Misc.

Since many people are on vacation, I am going to put the Poetry Chaikhana on hold until January. If you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, the Solstice… I hope you have a wonderful holiday season. And may the dawning of the new year bring new possibilities and new joys.

Click here for a special e-card for everyone in the Poetry Chaikhana community.

I look forward to reconnecting with everyone in the new year!

29 responses so far

29 Responses to “Happy Holidays”

  1. kim shams richardsonon 19 Dec 2011 at 11:01 am

    May your winter holiday be full of blessings and may the new year be filled with richness. Blessings on you for all that you do to bring us the riches of the heart…

  2. Annaon 19 Dec 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Thank you Yvan for all your wonderful poetry and for this lovely greeting. Blessings to you and your family for a beautiful and fulfilling New Year.
    Anna

  3. Indiraon 19 Dec 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Many thanks for the card & happy holidays!

  4. Theoon 19 Dec 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Thank you Ivan

    In spite of all the turbulance in the world may more and more people find peace in their heart.
    you’re an inspiration and I wish you and those around you a wonderful year

    Theo

  5. Nancy Bunnon 19 Dec 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Silent, sweet holiday wishes are flowing your way from all of those who have been uplifted by your lovely, diverse poems. Stay well and happy, dear one.

  6. Alimaon 19 Dec 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Thank you, Ivan for this lovely ecard that speaks 1000 words.
    I have much gratefulness to you for your Poetry Chaikhana missives. They are always bright and deep moments in my day, and so very welcomed !
    Your thoughtful service is lovingly felt.
    Mahalo and Aloha from Hawaii nei.

  7. myriam kuyperon 19 Dec 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Thank you for all the inspiring poems, commenst, thoughts for the day.
    They are of such a high quality and have become part of my life.
    I wish you all the rest and time for yourself that you so deserve.
    Myriam

  8. steveon 19 Dec 2011 at 2:42 pm

    I especially appreciate the japanese poets, & zen masters.
    may you have peace

    yours in the dharma
    steve.

  9. Joanneon 19 Dec 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Hello I really like the card. Please look for a donation from me. Via PayPal. I enjoy your emails and your
    thoughts and comments. May you and your family have a wonderful week. metta, Joanne

  10. Lindaon 19 Dec 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Thank-you for all your work, Ivan. Wishing you and everyone many blessings for joy and peace now and in the coming year.

  11. katherine soniaton 19 Dec 2011 at 3:36 pm

    I am a poet and so appreciate your wonderful choices of Soul Work you set forth for us daily. It brings beauty to each day. namaste, katherine

  12. Qahiraon 19 Dec 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Blessings Ivan and much gratitude for your devotion to this beautiful nurturing that you do by your poetry selections.
    May you have the rest you need, the food you need, the companionship you feel you love, the freedom you require and the peaceful opening to receive the love we each have for you. ~
    ~ khalwat dar anjuman ~

    Qahira

  13. SVBrockon 19 Dec 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Thank you Ivan. The daily verse is a very sweet moment (waqt in Arabic) in my day. Kind of like a chocolate drop…! Happy new year to the Muslims this month… Happy Hanukkah.. Merry Christmas… and Happy Kwanzaa!

  14. Nolaon 19 Dec 2011 at 6:09 pm

    I do so appreciate you. The poems you post seem eerily
    to be a propos to what is happening in my life. Thank
    you from the deep heart’s core. Happy Christmas
    and a better year for all of us I do pray.
    Nola

  15. charlotte rosshandleron 19 Dec 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Awwww, I’m going to miss you, especially the ‘thought of the day’, but each day there is something that makes my day just a little brighter and I do appreciate your work, Ivan,
    Metta,
    Charlotte

  16. Mohammad Ishaq Khanon 19 Dec 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Thanks and best wishes.

  17. martinaon 19 Dec 2011 at 8:33 pm

    blessings, peace and a lovely holiday to you! Thanks for the gifts of your daily poetry offerings!

  18. nasihaon 19 Dec 2011 at 8:50 pm

    All the best, will miss you and thank you so much for all the beautiful poetry, music and so much more.
    The best place to start the day is here at Chaikhana..

  19. Moira-annon 19 Dec 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Ivan, you will be missed. May the peace of Christmas fill your soul and spirit, and for those you love, in this season of celebration.

    Thank you for what you do for us day by day, year in and year out, delving into thought, prayer and wisdom of those who have walked this earth before us, bringing out these treasures to place them before us. What a great gift, one of the real gifts of our sometimes very troubled world. Thankyou.

    As I said you will be missed, but enjoy your break, and shall look forward to reconnecting whenever it occurs.

  20. Jenny Viljoenon 20 Dec 2011 at 1:14 am

    Dear Ivan, thank you for sharing such beautiful poetry and thoughts with us. You are so gifted. I wish you and your family a season of love and joy, a deep peace and connection with all that is, and much improved health.
    With love and gratitude,
    Jenny.

  21. chitraon 20 Dec 2011 at 2:02 am

    Ivan,
    though I do not celebrate Christmas, the season does bring a divine, snowy cool wind to my soul. Guess god is one and for everyone..
    I wish you a very merry christmas and a great new year. I pray evil to change to good and good to prevail everywhere!

  22. masoudon 20 Dec 2011 at 2:54 am

    beast of wishes.
    May you find oeace in your heart.

  23. Jackyon 20 Dec 2011 at 9:39 am

    Thanks so much Ivan for all that you give and do!

    Have not had a computer recently having lost my job, but hope to remedy that next year.

    Wishing you an abundance of peace and joy over this festive season – and thanks again -

    Jacky

  24. DEEon 20 Dec 2011 at 11:49 am

    Ivan: Thank you for sending the lovely holiday card. This is a season that brings forth so many fond memories of childhood, friendship, shared loved and happiness. In an increasingly unsettled world, your website is a lovely refuge…..an island of beauty…which uplifts my day.
    Blessings to everyone who reads this note and wishes for all joy in 2012.
    Dee

  25. Lakshmion 20 Dec 2011 at 11:18 pm

    We wish you all a very Happy Christmas and all the happiness in life.
    Thanks for the beautiful card.
    Lakshmi

  26. Nolaon 21 Dec 2011 at 8:30 am

    Dear Ivan,
    Thank you for the lovely card, and for all you do.
    I am a major bird person.
    I am always so glad to get your communications.
    Blessed holidays to you and all who love you.
    Nola

  27. marrobon 25 Dec 2011 at 7:02 am

    Merci, thank you so much,Ivan, for e-card & holiday wishes.
    Blessed holidays and renewed inspiration in the coming new year to you & loved ones.

    Chaikhana – a cup of tea , a pause in the day that brings
    comfort and much more .
    Your Chaikhana gift is truly
    valued.
    marrob

  28. Eugeniaon 26 Dec 2011 at 11:29 am

    Thank you so much for every single message you have been sent to me all the time. God bless you. Have a wonderful 2012.

  29. manjulaon 28 Dec 2011 at 12:04 am

    every breath is new..every moment fresh ..for those all blessed people who rejoice in supreme consiousness..

    best wishes to all soul friends..for a wonderfilled cheerful journey ahead