~Norman Vincent Peale
Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.
~Mary Ellen Chase
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
What does it mean to me? To me Chirstmas is the day we celebrate the birth of our Lord. It is also a time to show our love for one another and spend time with our families.
What do I enjoy the most about it? I love the decorations and the lights, the music and the TV specials. I love the food! I love the cookies and the ham and the turkey and dressing. I really love the food! My favorite thing is the Christmas Carols.
What do I enjoy the least? The shopping and the crowds. I can’t stand how rude people can be when shopping. I get very angry with every shopping cart that runs over the backs of my feet while I am looking at something. I also hate the way some shoppers just snatch an item right out of your hands. Why is it that the season of Love and Joy make people fanatical cranky shoppers?
Have I done anything special this year? I have been to see the Christmas show at our local community theater where my hubby performs. I have performed with my dear friends, The Unreal McCoys at a local restaurant.
Are we doing anything special on Christmas Day? We are flying to Virginia to see my hubby’s parents. We leave on the afternoon of Christmas Day. While in Virginia we are taking our children skiing for a few days. It will be their first time, should be interesting!
Well, enough rambling for now! Merry Christmas!
We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.
Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as you mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.
Mary Kay Ash
A good way to break through writer’s block is to start a journal. Not sure what to journal about? Start by jotting down your thoughts and impressions of this holiday season. Also, the parties and family gatherings should provide lots of material for characters!
I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. ~Charles Dickens
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home! ~Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers, 1836