Man, it seems like just a few days ago it was the 4th of July with cruising on the lake, catching some rays through the SPF 50 coating my pale skin, hanging out on the deck, sitting by a fire…...
Actually seems like a century ago after facing down another cold snap here in the Mitten but, hey, it’s Christmas right?
Tough time of year for many folks. Painful memories or troubling current issues have a way of magnifying themselves during this season so while we are celebrating the Holiday of Love and Kindness it is always with a heart tuned into the myriad of emotions that can accompany the day for others.
Nevertheless, celebrate, embrace good tidings, hover ‘neath a mistletoe and fully enjoy any loved ones that may be near.
After all, Christmas arrives accompanied by hope. Hope for a brighter future, an easing of troubles and the opportunity to make life just a bit easier.
In that spirit the staff of N3 World Headquarters offers up a package of Christmas sayings for your holiday pleasure.
Maybe not an epic present but hey, it ain’t no fruitcake.
“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 Christmastime.”~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
“I prefer the retro chic of spending Christmas just like Mary and Joseph did—traveling arduously back to the place of your birth to be counted, with no guarantee of a bed when you get there. You may end up sleeping on an old wicker couch with a dog licking your face while an Ab Rocket infomercial plays in the background. It’s a modern-day manger.”~Tina Fey
“Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you.”~Steve Maraboli
“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
“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ”~Norman Vincent Peale
“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.”~Roy L. Smith
“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 Wilson
“Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves. “~Eric Sevareid
“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
“Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.” ~J.L.W. Brooks
“Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance — each beautiful, unique and too soon gone. “ ~Deborah Whipp
“Oh look, yet another Christmas TV special! How touching to have the meaning of Christmas brought to us by cola, fast food, and beer.... Who'd have ever guessed that product consumption, popular entertainment, and spirituality would mix so harmoniously?”~Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes
“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
“This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.” ~Taylor Caldwell