“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
“I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.”
― Charles M. Schulz
Whether it is a small gift, food, or your time, giving is the ultimate way to show you care...
“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?”
- Bob Hope
“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”
― Charles Dickens
I finally understood what true love meant...love meant that you care for another person's happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be.”
― Nicholas Sparks, from Dear John
“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.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder
Christmas is the season of reflection. It's a time of recognizing what is true and real and hopeful. It is a time of preparation...not only for the festivities planned but for a new year that's soon coming. What better way to end a year than to celebrate the hope of the world...
If you do what you’ve always done, your life will not get better."
— Steve Harvey
With a new year on the horizon, what can you do differently to receive a better outcome?
“I have to be alone very often. I'd be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That's how I refuel."
-- Audrey Hepburn
Just like the colors of late autumn, solitude can be golden