Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Resolution

"A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other." ~ Author Unknown

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Rise Above Little Things

"One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things." ~ John Burroughs

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

'Tis The Season

"Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart." ~ Washington Irving

Monday, December 28, 2009

More Than Gold

Remember
This December,
That love weighs more than gold!
~Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Happy Family

"The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other." ~ Burton Hillis

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Opening Hearts

"Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts." ~ Janice Maeditere

Friday, December 25, 2009

Home For Christmas

"For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer and home." ~ W.J. Ronald Tucker

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Old Days

"In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church; the Jews called it 'Hanukkah' and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say 'Merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukkah!' or (to the atheists) 'Look out for the wall!" ~ Dave Barry, "Christmas Shopping: A Survivor's Guide"

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

An Appointment

"For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home." ~ W.J. Ronald Tucker

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Become A Child

"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

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Time

"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

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Spirit

May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace,
The gladness of Christmas give you hope,
The warmth of Christmas grant you love.
~Author Unknown

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Winter Snow

Winter came down to our home one night
Quietly pirouetting in on silvery-toed slippers of snow,
And we, we were children once again.
~Bill Morgan, Jr.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Love Letters

"There must be millions of people all over the world who never get any love letters... I could be their leader." ~ Charlie Brown

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Simplicity

"The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity." ~ Walt Whitman

Monday, December 14, 2009

Friendship

"A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often - just to save it from drying out completely." ~ Pam Brown

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Memorial

"Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them."  ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Friday, December 11, 2009

Emails

The age of technology has both revived the use of writing and provided ever more reasons for its spiritual solace. Emails are letters, after all, more lasting than phone calls, even if many of them r 2 cursory 4 u. ~Anna Quindlen

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Things That Count

"A fellow who does things that count, doesn't usually stop to count them." ~ Albert Einstein

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Pass It On

Have you had a kindness shown?
Pass it on;
'Twas not given for thee alone,
Pass it on;
Let it travel down the years,
Let it wipe another's tears,
'Til in Heaven the deed appears -
Pass it on.
~Henry Burton, Pass It On

Monday, December 7, 2009

Importance

"It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice." ~ Author Unknown

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Truth

"Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true." ~Robert Brault

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Be Nice

"It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice. " ~ Author Unknown

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Best Tombstone

"A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble." ~ Charles H. Spurgeon

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Heart Trouble

"If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble." ~Bob Hope