Merry Christmas & Happy New Year….

May you feel such love as lights the morning
Even at this darkest time of year,
Rippling through your heart with little warning,
Returning you to wonder and to fear.
You cannot will yourself to feel such love;
Christmas is a gift of unsought grace.
However much you may your spirit move,
Redemption chooses whom it will embrace.
In you may there be radiance and beauty
Such that you might never hope to see,
Taking as its home some common duty
Made lovely by a will sustained and free.
As you become a vessel for this light,
So may you know its pain and its delight.
© Nicholas Gordon

I wish all of you a merry Christmas
And a happy and prosperous 2008.



  1. Sreejith Kumar Said,

    December 24, 2007 @ 1:06 pm

    Absolutely great sir!!!!!!!!! A great Christmas and New year to you too! Happy blogging!

  2. Reshmi Said,

    December 24, 2007 @ 2:54 pm

    Wish you the same and here’s to a fun new blogging year!

  3. anurekha sharma Said,

    December 24, 2007 @ 3:16 pm

    Wishing you merry christmas, I really love to have all the delicacies and cake prepared on this occassion. Have some on my behalf too. My mouth is watering :)

    Christams gift from my side to you is lot of good wishes for good health .

    Merry Christmas to u and all you family members


  4. Emmanuel Said,

    December 24, 2007 @ 4:38 pm

    WIshing u a wonderful Christmas and a great year ahead…. :)

  5. madhu Said,

    December 24, 2007 @ 5:08 pm

    Very very very.. Happy Christmas.. to you alexis sir.. and to Ashwin.. keep smiling

  6. Rajend Said,

    December 24, 2007 @ 10:29 pm

    Merry Christmas to you and ur well wishers..
    u r so inspiring… and u have spirit of GOD..

  7. Paresh Said,

    December 24, 2007 @ 10:53 pm

    Same to you Sir

  8. Poornima Said,

    December 24, 2007 @ 10:59 pm

    Beautiful poem sir….I ought to share it with everyone.. :)
    Wish you Merry Christmas and a wonderful New year ahead sir..

  9. Thanu Said,

    December 25, 2007 @ 12:29 am

    Wish you and ashwin and rest of the gang at home a very very wonderful christmas.

  10. Deepa Said,

    December 25, 2007 @ 9:42 am

    Wishing you and your loved ones a merry christmas and a very happy new year too!

  11. A Friend Said,

    December 25, 2007 @ 10:41 am

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year too!!

  12. HP Said,

    December 25, 2007 @ 11:16 am

    Merry Christmas everyone!!



  13. sweetha Said,

    December 25, 2007 @ 11:45 pm

    …to the friends we never forget!!

    i have no wishes….’cept that may all your wishes be born……

    My prayers are answered……when you are happy…..ALWAYS.

  14. S.Gopalakrishnan Said,

    December 26, 2007 @ 9:46 am

    Dear Alexis,

    Wish you a merry Christmas and Happy & Prosperous New Year 2008. Let peace, progress and prosperity be with you always.


  15. Raghav Said,

    December 26, 2007 @ 2:13 pm


  16. PRADEEP Said,

    December 26, 2007 @ 8:51 pm

    ALEX I wish you a merry happy christmas and I want to

    say hello to your well wishewrs especially to your brother .

  17. Kesi Said,

    December 27, 2007 @ 4:12 am

    Happy Holidays,Alexis.

  18. AlAmeen Said,

    December 27, 2007 @ 9:20 am

    Wishing you a wonderful new year…
    Blogrolled you….


  19. neermathalam Said,

    December 28, 2007 @ 11:40 am

    vaiki poooyi….zorri..
    I hope u had a merry merry christmas…!!!!
    no stories from ashwin and alexis on santa claus front…!!!
    I was expecting something to happen…;)….

    Wish you very happy new year…may the coming year bring you lots and lots of joy….

  20. vijiprym Said,

    December 29, 2007 @ 2:03 pm

    I wish you a happy and a prosperous new year. Please expand the terms LOL and ROTFL for me. I could understand that ROTFL was a comment for addressing you as MR. Leon. I am sorry to say that I really don’t understand them, may be I am too new to blogging or to computer terms or may be just too naive. Whatever it may be please do expand. By the way, my kids were very thrilled to get your wishes. Thank you.

  21. Alexis Leon Said,

    December 29, 2007 @ 8:00 pm

    Sreejith: Thanks buddy. Have a great year…

    Reshmi: Thanks Reshmi…

    Anurekha: Thanks… but I don’t like cakes :-) Thanks for the wishes for good health.

    Emmanuel: Thanks buddy.

    madhu: Thanks madhu… And Ashwin says hi…

    Rajend: Thanks buddy…

    Paresh : Thanks Paresh…

    Poornima: Thanks Poornima; yes, it is a nice poem and there a lot of these at Nicholas Gordon’s site.

    Thanu: Thank you Thanu.

    Deepa: Thanks Deepa…

    Friend: Thank you…

    HP: Thanks HP

    Sweetha: Thanks Sweetha…

    Gopal: Thanks and wishing you the same…

    Raghav: Thanks buddy… Yes, I could read it :-)

    Pradeep: Thanks Pradip; will pass on the wishes…

    Kesi: Thanks Kesi.

    AlAmeen: Thanks buddy…

    neermathalam: Thanks and wishing you the same. Ashwin has gone home for holidays. So no stories…

    vijiprym: Thanks and wishing you the same. LOL is Laughing out Loud and ROTFL is Rolling on the Floor Laughing.

  22. suchitra Said,

    December 29, 2007 @ 10:46 pm

    A very happy new year to you too

  23. Abraham Lionel Said,

    December 30, 2007 @ 3:01 pm

    Dear Friends,

    Wishing you all a very Happy Season & a Blessed Year 2008…

    The Secret of Great Relationships – Is within us.

    Its takes trust, dedication, patience, kindness, keeping no record of
    wrongs, delight in truth, a sense of security, positive hope and
    perseverance to build a deep relationship, over a period of time.
    We understand and respect this.
    That is why, when we say we are
    ‘Powered by Relationships’

    We are proud and grateful to have been given the opportunity to build and
    nurture a long lasting relationship with you.
    And we are really happy to say that we are Powered by YOU.

    God Bless!

    Love and Prayers
    Abraham Lionel

  24. Ekalavya Said,

    December 30, 2007 @ 8:57 pm

    Dear Alexis,
    Wishing you a very happy new year! Am just a starter in the Blog world who thought of coming out of my shadows! Do visit my humble beginning and leave your valuable comments.

  25. Relyn Said,

    December 30, 2007 @ 11:42 pm

    i m a confused computer engg…goin 2 graduate..
    my college days were just blasting…
    nw i realize i dnt know a thing…can u help…
    i wan 2 b comp specialist if not a genius……
    keep dis privaye and help me if u can…plz

  26. Suji Said,

    December 31, 2007 @ 10:29 am

    Hope you had a great Chirtmas. Wishing you a wonderful year ahead filled with health and happiness. God bless you.

  27. neethu Said,

    December 31, 2007 @ 10:35 am

    Hello Sir,
    got to know about you through a RD article.
    i was planning to embark on to a more purposeful living from yesterday on.And that absolutely mindblowing article made me realise to what extend one can succed with sheer willpower.
    everyone is endowed with a talent or other and its just for us to work on that.
    anyway wishing u a good year ahead.keep in touch if possibe. i won’t ask you to get me a computer:-)

  28. Rose Said,

    January 1, 2008 @ 10:02 am

    “Another fresh New Year is here…
    Another year to live!
    To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
    To love and laugh and give!

    This bright New Year is given me
    To live each day with zest…
    To daily grow and try to be
    My highest and my best!

    I have the opportunity
    Once more to right some wrongs,
    To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
    And sing more joyful songs!”

    – William Arthur Ward

    Alexis…..Happy New Year to you , your loved ones and to your loving friends here.

    love and regards

  29. anu Said,

    January 2, 2008 @ 1:51 pm

    ‘So may you know its pain and its delight.’
    wish u a wonderful year ahead..

  30. Mishmash! Said,

    January 2, 2008 @ 9:11 pm

    Heyy….wishing you a fabulous year ahead…..:)

  31. Kesi Said,

    January 3, 2008 @ 2:36 am

    Wishing you all the best for this new year. Take Care.

  32. Jo Said,

    January 4, 2008 @ 3:11 pm

    Happy New Year, Alexis!

  33. kanaka Said,

    January 4, 2008 @ 5:49 pm

    Read the article about you in the RD Nov.issue.

    Recommended to some of those whom I know facing somewhat similiar situations. I keep reading the article to date. One person who has read is my husband. Not sure about my friends .You are a very Marvellous person.
    Just now I searched Google. To my surprise I found this link! MY
    husband is from Tripunithura. Said he has heard about you.
    Wishing you a very meaningful purposeful year. kanaka

  34. vijiprym Said,

    January 6, 2008 @ 4:43 pm

    We were in Cochin and visited some places in and around Kerala. In my elder son’s priority list of the place to visit, the first one was going in the house boat in back waters, the second was to meet Alexis Leon uncle. Inspite of me explaining that you might be too busy etc. etc., he’s still slightly disappointed. Kerala trip was wonderful (2008 started beatifully for us). How is yours?

  35. chhuani Said,

    January 7, 2008 @ 1:39 pm

    Happy New Year 2008. Let God bless all of us through this blogs

  36. Ann Said,

    January 8, 2008 @ 2:11 pm

    Happy New Year..looking fwd to more funny posts this yr too….

  37. Sheeba Said,

    January 18, 2008 @ 12:00 am

    Really, you are blessed with these wonderful, loving friends.
    But, I am blessed with you as my best friend..

    Wishing u, all success and happiness..

  38. Bindu Mathew Said,

    January 18, 2008 @ 11:23 pm

    I wish u 12 months of happiness, 52 weeks of fun, 365 days of success, 8760 hours of good health, 525600 minutes o good luck, and 31536000 seconds of joy…….:)

  39. mary cherian Said,

    January 29, 2008 @ 11:36 am

    why did u stop writing daily i check .please write more often

  40. Bindu Mathew Said,

    January 29, 2008 @ 11:26 pm

    Its almost 1 month since ur frndz heared frm u ????????

    Is everything ok there??

    Take care.

  41. Chacko Said,

    February 5, 2008 @ 7:29 pm

    Hello Alexis

    How are u ?

    Hope u r fit and fine :)

    No post in 2008 ?

    See ya

  42. Sreejith Kumar Said,

    February 10, 2008 @ 12:44 pm

    Come back! :)

  43. Bittu's Mamma Said,

    February 11, 2008 @ 11:57 am

    Hello Alexis,
    Can’t say how much I felt excited this morning to see this month’s “Vanita”. It was nice to read about a person whom I never met but is so familiar as I read his blog regularly (never commented). Nice feature and pictures! I know you are very busy but please write sometimes.

  44. Raghav Said,

    February 11, 2008 @ 4:53 pm

    Hi alexis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

    No Posts??? Where Are Ya :O :P

    btw i started to blog he he :P :)

  45. Jo Said,

    February 12, 2008 @ 8:59 pm

    Hi Alexis, I read an article about you in Mathrubhumi Sunday supplement. It was so moving and VERY inspiring! You should scan the copy and paste it here.

  46. Anju Said,

    February 12, 2008 @ 10:58 pm

    ahem *cough* *cough*

  47. miss small wonder Said,

    February 13, 2008 @ 6:52 pm

    hi mr.alexis,
    i read ur blog today
    my amma asked me to read your blog
    i read abt you in vanitha and RD
    today i read ur blog.
    wen i m really big i want to come and meet you
    i m really happy and honoured to hear abt you, read ur blog!
    all the best. keep being an inspiration
    its my blog…
    prayers and wishes
    m s w

  48. Deepti Said,

    February 15, 2008 @ 11:02 am

    Hi Alexis,
    Have been reading your blog since long. Wonderful article about you in the malayalam magazine “Vanitha”. It takes me quite some to read malayalam but I managed to read it , Congrats ….

  49. K P Sukumaran Said,

    February 15, 2008 @ 3:45 pm

    പ്രിയ അലക്സിസ് ,
    വനിതയില്‍ താങ്കളെക്കുറിച്ച് വായിക്കാനിടയായി .
    ( Hope that you can read malayalam from your system)
    ആര്‍ക്കും പ്രചോദനം നല്‍കുന്നതാണ് താങ്കളുടെ കഥ.
    ആയുരാരോഗ്യങ്ങള്‍ നേര്‍ന്നുകൊണ്ട് ,

  50. jinxed Said,

    February 16, 2008 @ 2:34 pm

    I have been readin ur blog silently for quite some time…U really rock..:)
    Happy new year..for u maybe i shud wish happy new days..years are for boring people like me..hehe

  51. Rachana Said,

    February 17, 2008 @ 11:35 am

    Alexis ,

    I happend to read about you in Mathrubhumi supplement and “Vanitha” magazine…You are -no doubt –a wonderful personality..Still fighting against fate with a smile..

    Yesterday I went through your weblog also and read about you and some of your blogs..Happy to know that you are blessed with a wonderful brother and a naughty niece and nephew..

    I could feel the pain you have gone through when I went through what you have written about yourself. Yes..It is extremely painful..But you have overcome all those with sheer will power. We do not know why the destiny plays cruel games with some of our lives..but yes..we need to accept the reality and move on..You did it…
    Your story is quiet inspirational..Everything on this earth is relative..whether it is wealth, intelligence , beauty , pain..anything.. Someof the pain which we all undergo is nothing compared to what you have gone through.
    May be the destiny shattered some of the dreams which you had when you were 27..But now the reality is that you have achieved more than what you would have dreamed those days..Your story inspires many others to be optimistic and dream for a better tomorrow..
    Keep writing.. and smile always..

    With best regards,

  52. chekku Said,

    February 17, 2008 @ 9:57 pm

    we are a very demanding people..we will count till 10..
    the countdown has begun already..

    and moreover i dont know to count beyond 10!! ;-P

    Hope to see you in full blast..

  53. rosa Said,

    February 18, 2008 @ 3:00 pm

    hi alexis,

    really your random thoughts and motivating spirit are highly energising… still i recollect my grandmas home in muttuchira,visits to there with my mum in my childhood days.. hats off to your genuine spirit and high thinking.. here from dubai my children husband and my brother joining with your thought … you make everybody think ,touch and feel the realities of life..really admire ur insatiable thirst after is god send keep ur spirit up…


  54. shruthi Said,

    February 23, 2008 @ 12:36 pm

    sir really inspired and motivated
    keep writing ..
    vth luv and prayers….

  55. shruthi Said,

    February 23, 2008 @ 12:40 pm

    i really happy to knw tat ur brother is blessed with a wonderful wife who can understand him and still allows him to be with u..
    with prayers…

  56. Geo Said,

    March 5, 2008 @ 4:09 pm

    Its almost the next xmas time.
    Where are you ? :)

  57. Alexis Leon Said,

    March 9, 2008 @ 11:43 pm

    To all: Thank you very much for all your wishes and mails. I am sorry that I couldn’t reply individually to each person, which is what I normally do. My apologies to all.

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