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    Tuesday, December 16, 2008

    True Meaning Tuesday

    I thought a few quotes of Christmas would be better today than a long story. Sometimes I just like to skim through, and not have to devote a whole 2 minutes to reading a story. So here are a few quotes to uplift, and lighten your heart on this day.



    There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child."
    ~ Erma Bombeck (1927-1996), American author and humorist.


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


    The earth has grown old with its burden of care But at Christmas it always is young, The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair And its soul full of music breaks the air, When the song of angels is sung."
    ~ Phillips Brooks (1835-93), American Episcopal bishop, wrote 'O Little Town of Bethlehem'.


    Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given--when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes."
    ~ Joan Winmill Brown, American author and editor.

    This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone."
    ~ Taylor Caldwell (1900-1985), English novelist.

    Remember, if Christmas isn't found in your heart, you won't find it under a tree."
    ~ Charlotte Carpenter.

    There are no strangers on Christmas Eve."
    ~ Adele Comandini and Edward Sutherland. Michael O'Brien (Charles Winninger), Beyond Tomorrow, after proposing that the partners invite three strangers to dinner (1940).

    To the American People: Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. If we think on these things, there will be born in us a Savior and over us will shine a star sending its gleam of hope to the world."
    ~ Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), American president. Presidential message (December 25, 1927).

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    3 Response(s):

    nikkipicky said...

    Thanks Keli, what a great way to start my day. I am glad I checked so early in the morning.

    It's nice to take a minute and remember what Christmas is all about. The birth of our savior.

    Meg said...

    We are NEVER alone...

    grannybabs said...

    Good choices!

    And thanks for your sweet note!