Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Weekly Words To Inspire - Christmas Edition

I'm not sure if next week I'll have a post. I know, this one is already a day late.. What can I say? I had off and I spent the morning and my neices pre-school Christmas program. I tell you, there is nothing that gets you into the spirit faster than hearing young kids scream sing Christmas songs! I can't believe Christmas is this Sunday! Especially with our 50 degree temperatures. Crazy! I hope everyone has a safe and happy Christmas.

These are all 'Christmas Inspired.'

When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things - not the great occasions - give off the greatest glow of happiness. ~Bob Hope

When he dreamed of another world in another time in another place, where no man has to wear a sign saying where he’s from, saying what’s his race and he wants us to believe this world that he sees.
-Trans – Siberian Orchestra ‘ The World He Sees’

So this is Christmas and what have you done,
Another year over, a new one just begun.

So this is Christmas, I hope you have fun,
The near and the dear ones, the old and the young.

A very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
Let’s hope it’s a good one without any fears.
-John Lennon ‘Happy Xmas’

Dear George, Remember no man is a failure who has friends. Thanks for the wings, Clarence
-It's a Wonderful Life

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

Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men's or children's are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus! It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no child-like faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished. Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if you did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that's no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world. You tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding. No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.

-Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Merry Christmas!

Take it easy.

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