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

Author Unknown

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Chapter 12, Page 4, Book 12

Some Special Gifts 

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Here are a few suggestions for special gifts:

a firm handshake to a shaky soul,

a kind word to a lonely person,

a warm smile to the disheartened,

a sincere concern for someone troubled,

a feeling of compassion for the neglected,

a comforting thought for the bereaved,

a respect for the dignity of others,

a defense of the rights of individuals,

a word of witness to help a seeking soul,

a Merry Christmas to all.

Tuesday, December 4th:  Hope

As we move through the first week of Advent, we are preparing ourselves to live in trust, hope, and peace.  Our troubled world is so in need of the peace with justice that Jesus preached and lived.

Hope is a thin and slippery thing, sorely tested and hard to come by.

Christmas is surely meant to be an attitude toward life. It is meant to be arrived at slowly and savored. Christmas is not meant to be simply a day of celebration; it is meant to be a month of contemplation. But because Advent has been lost somewhere between the Thanksgiving turkey and the pre-Christmas sales, we have lost one of the richest seasons of the year

There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow. 

Orison Swett Marden


linda m said...

Praying for Hope and Peace. God's blessings.

betty said...

I have to agree with you, Ma. Advent hardly gets mentioned these days but it is a good season of preparation for the wonderful gift of Jesus that we celebrate on Christmas.

may Tuesday be a good one!


Elizabeth said...

very true!

jack69 said...

Ahhhhh, if they could just bottle Hope! Wow!

A list of great gifts.

Beautiful day here in Florida, but it is supposed to be. LOL

Linda :) said...

I'm glad you are sharing advent as yes I get lost in the retail part of Christmas with work and too much homework with son3... :)