JUST THINKING!

I sit here gazing out my study windows at the hills and the trees so bare. There is a certain beauty on those hills and it is the many shades of evergreens sprinkled here and there in the hardwoods. Soon those hillsides will be covered with nature’s quilt, a fresh fall of snow. November has a bleakness to it and soon December will be ushered in with all the colors of Christmas and the sounds of all the carols ringing through the Christmas air in the Christmas spirit.

~ Winston Staples

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Just Thinking!

Today is sunny,

but very cold,

the air is so crisp,

it sounds like it would break,

and will not fold.

This thought,

enters my cold mind,

that in the year 1976,

about this time of year,

I was with a youth group,

as we were caroling,

to a senior’s home in Montreal.

What  a privilege,

and believe it or not,

they liked my singing!

Favorite Christmas Quotes!

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Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.  ~Norman Vincent Peale

I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.  ~Charles Dickens

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

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

Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.  ~Author unknown, attributed to a 7-year-old named Bobby