To my family and friends, here is my Christmas card to you:
Isn't it funny that at Christmas something in you gets so lonely for - I don't know what exactly, but it's something that you don't mind so much not having at other times. ~Kate L. Bosher
What is Christmas?
It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.
It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.
- Agnes M. Pharo
I do come home at Christmas. We all do, or we all should.
We all come home, or ought to come home, for a short holiday -
the longer, the better - from the great boarding school where we are forever working
at our arithmetical slates, to take, and give a rest.
- Charles Dickens
Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl.
But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart... filled it, too,
with a melody that would last forever.
- Bess Streeter Aldrich
Instead of being a time of unusual behavior, Christmas is perhaps the only time in the year when people can obey their natural impulses and express their true sentiments without feeling self-conscious and, perhaps, foolish. Christmas, in short, is about the only chance a man has to be himself. ~Francis C. Farley
Star of Wonder
Star of Wonder in the heavens,
Wonder what you want of me.
Should I follow you tonight?
Star of Wonder, Star of Wonder.
I am just a lonely shepherd
Watching from a distant hill
Why do you appear to me?
Star of Wonder, Star of Wonder,
If you will.
In the morning they’ll come looking
For the shepherd on the hill
What would make her leave her flock?
Surely she must love them still.
Star of Wonder in the heavens
Are you just a shining star?
Or should I follow you tonight?
Star of Wonder. Star of Wonder.
Thank you all for letting me share these few minutes with you each day, or almost each day. Thanks for your comments and for taking the time to read what I post, even if only occasionally. I hope you have found something that has touched you in some way, made you smile or gave you a thought or an image or an idea that you could share with someone else.
I wish for you the peace of Christmas and the love of family and friends today, tomorrow and throughout the year.