When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?
To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To you, respect.
Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance.
That love weighs more than gold!
Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.
Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves.
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?
Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.
Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?
Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
Love is like a faucet, it turns off and on.
For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home.
From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it.
Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.
Whatever else be lost among the years, Let us keep Christmas still a shining thing: Whatever doubts assail us, or what fears, Let us hold close one day, remembering Its poignant meaning for the hearts of men. Let us get back our childlike faith again.
I like you very much. Just as you are.
At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year.
Christmas is for children. But it is for grownups too. Even if it is a headache, a chore, and nightmare, it is a period of necessary defrosting of chill and hide bound hearts.
The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others' burdens, easing other's loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas.
I am not alone at all, I thought. I was never alone at all. And that, of course, is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the world seemingly most indifferent. For this is still the time God chooses.
Iris, if you were a melody...piano melody. I used only the good notes.
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