It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Chapter 12, Page 30, Book 12


Our little Lucky guy with Santa this year'


Affirmations of Christmas 

Anonymous

I believe that Christmas is more than a time for parties and ornaments; it is a time for remembering Christ and the incarnation of God’s love in human flesh.

I believe there are gifts more important than the ones under the Christmas tree, the things we teach our children, the way we share ourselves with friends, and the industry with which we set about reshaping the world in our time.

I believe that the finest carols are often sung by the poorest voices; from hearts made warm by the wonder of the season.

I believe in the angel’s message that we should not be afraid—that the Child of Bethlehem is able to overcome all anxieties and insecurities.

I believe in prayer and quietness as a way of appropriating Christmas—that if I wait in silence I will experience the presence of the one born in the manger, for he lives today as surely as he lived then.

I believe in going away from Christmas as the wise men went: another way. I want to be different when these days are past—more centered, more thoughtful, more caring.

And I believe God will help me. Amen

6th Day of Christmas, December 30th. 

I would be remiss if I didn't give thanks to God for helping me every day.  I do believe that we are given just what we need each day, no more, no less.  And that is the way I try to live...one day at a time.

I've never had an overabundance of anything, but I have had what I've needed to see me through each day.  I'm blessed with a wonderful family, a comfortable home, good health and a few good friends.  I don't go hungry by any means, I have all the conveniences anyone could want.  These gifts keep Christmas alive in my heart.

6 comments:

linda m said...

The True Gift of Christmas is what gets me through my days. God bless you.

Carol Z said...

You are so thoughtful. Appreciate your thoughts and prayers all through the year. Love the picture of the little guy!

That corgi :) said...

I liked those affirmations of Christmas, especially the last one about going a different way; something to think about indeed!

betty

jack69 said...

I love your kinda thinking. A positive thought that brings folks back. Great photo, of course ti will always be a treasure of this year.

Hope you are warm.
((HUGS)) from Orlando

Bobbi and Gracie said...

I love the picture and the affirmations of Christmas! Thanks for sharing!

Linda :) said...

I took 2012 one day at a time with God walking with me and it worked out very well and yes, we are all very blessed... :)