And, welcome Winter!
On this blog post, in words and pictures, I'd like to share with you some of the magic of Christmas.
"Christmas waves a magic wand over the world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful."
-Norman Vincent Peale
"I'm dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know..."
"O Christmas Tree"
-Traditional German Christmas song
"Tradition: sit with husband in a room lit only by tree lights, and remember that our blessings outnumber the lights."
"A candle is a lovely thing;
It makes no noise at all,
But softly gives itself away."
"The stockings were hung by the chimney with care..."
From "The Night Before Christmas" by Clement Clarke Moore
"I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to a department store, and he asked me for my autograph."
"Gifts of time and love are surely the best ingredients of a truly merry Christmas."
-"The worse gift is a fruitcake. There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep sending it to each other."
"Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home."
-W. J. Ronald Tucker
"A three-year-old gave this reaction to her Christmas dinner, 'I don't like the turkey, but I like the bread he ate.'"
Lest we forget, this is what Christmas is all about-
"Love was born at Christmas.
Star and angels gave the sign."
"And they went with haste, and found Mary, Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger."
And, even more magic in our part of the world-
Bell Buckle, Tennessee, All Dressed Up for Christmas
A Unique Marriage Proposal, Right Before Christmas (What a Great Gift!)
And, finally, I must give the Christmas "creativity award" to these guys (Bob Matlock and a co-worker) at our nearby convenience center, for they certainly have the right idea, to use what you have, and to create beauty out of the less than beautiful, for that is the essence of positive thinking, a sort of "when-life-gives-you-lemons,-make-lemonade" mentality...
or "Bloom where you are planted."
Positive thought: May your Christmas be filled with magic!Thanks for visiting! Until next Sunday, Becky
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