Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Doesn't Come From a Store

"And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so?  It came without ribbons.  It came without tags.  It came without packages, boxes or bags.  And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore.  Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before.  What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.  What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more."  ~ Dr. Seuss

Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Message


I am still in the Christmas Spirit here and have just painted this little holiday hummingbird today. The Christmas Day post on my web log was my 500th post on this blog! To celebrate, I am having an original watercolor painting giveaway! To be eligible to win this one of a kind, 5" x 7" double matted painting, you have to leave a comment on my web log post and tell me why you would like to win this piece. If you subscribe to that blog, or are already a follower, with your comment you get an extra two entries into the drawing, making it a total of three! The drawing will be held at 3pm, EST on January 6th, Little Christmas, the traditional end of the Christmas Season. This contest is open to all residents of the USA and Canada. The winner will be notified here on my blog and by email. I will mail the painting as soon as I have the winner's shipping address. Thanks to everyone who reads my posts and adds their thoughts and comments! Please tell your friends about this drawing and good Luck to you all!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Past

"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

Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy Holidays!


"Christmas - that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance.  It may weave a spell of nostalgia.  Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance - a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved." ~ Augusta E. Rundel

Friday, December 23, 2011

A Day Of Tradition

"Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends."  ~ Margaret Thatcher

Warmest Wishes to You and Yours, 

Sandy

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Opening Hearts

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

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Gifts

"Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas."  ~ Peg Bracken

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Religous Views

"People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them."  ~ Dave Barry

Monday, December 19, 2011

What are the Odds?

"The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one."  ~ Erma Bombeck

Friday, December 16, 2011

Seeing

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time."  ~ Betty Smith

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Keep Moving

"Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving."  ~ Albert Einstein

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

All Good Things

"Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours."  ~ Swedish Proverb

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Make Others Happy

"Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it."  ~ Author Unknown

Monday, December 12, 2011

What Saves A Man

"What saves a man is to take a step.  Then another step.  It is always the same step, but you have to take it."  ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Friday, December 9, 2011

Know Where You Are Going

"If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else."  ~ Lawrence J. Peter

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Knowing What You Want

"One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it."   ~ Sidney Howard

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Spirit

"The important thing is to strive towards a goal which is not immediately visible.  That goal is not the concern of the mind, but of the spirit."  ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

So Much or So Little

"When people say to me:  "How do you do so many things?"  I often answer them, without meaning to be cruel:  "How do you do so little?"  It seems to me that people have vast potential.  Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks.  Yet most people don't.  They sit in front of the TV and treat life as if it goes on forever."  ~ Philip Adams

Friday, December 2, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Feeling

"The question of world peace, the question of family peace, the question of peace between wife and husband, or peace between parents and children, everything is dependent on that feeling of love and warmheartedness." ~ Dalai Lama