Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Christmas Greetings

As I write this it is still snowing and everything is covered in a thick blanket of white. Here is one of our hummingbird visitors, he would wish you a Merry Christmas if he weren't so busy "guarding" HIS feeder.

The snow coats everything in our garden from the herbs...
to the ornaments and gargoyles.

Here are some thoughts on the season: 

"It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas;
Soon the bells will start,
And the thing that will make them ring
Is the carol that you sing
Right within your heart.”
Meredith Willson
“Christmas gift suggestions: to your enemy, forgiveness.
 To an opponent, tolerance.
 To a friend, your heart.
 To a customer, service.
 To all, charity.
 To every child, a good example.
 To yourself, respect.”
Oren Arnold
They seem to be smiling under their blanket of snow?
“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.”
Peg Bracken
“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”
Norman Vincent Peale

“Instead of being a time of unusual behavior, Christmas is perhaps the only time in the year when people can obey their natural impulses and express their true sentiments without feeling self-conscious and, perhaps, foolish. Christmas, in short, is about the only chance a man has to be himself.”
Francis C. Farley
 “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”
Norman Vincent Peale

“Each sight, each sound of Christmas
And fragrances sublime
Make hearts and faces happy
This glorious Christmastime.”
Carice Williams

“Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.”
Janice Maeditere

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



“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

“Let us have music for Christmas…
Sound the trumpet of joy and rebirth;
Let each of us try, with a song in our hearts,
To bring peace to men on earth.”
Mildred L. Jarrell

“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas,
Just like the ones I used to know,
Where the tree tops glisten
And children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow.”
Irving Berlin

“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

“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

It does not look as if the snow will last for Christmas it was pretty while it lasted.

As you relish the goodies, decorate every nook and corner of your home
and enjoy the get-togethers...
May the joy and festivities continue to radiate in your lives,
long after Christmas is gone.
Merry Christmas!Happy New Year!

A Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night! 
That's all for this week, thanks for dropping by,
happy Wednesday, with whimsy,

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