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

Author Unknown

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Chapter 12, Page 6, Book 16

♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ It’s the Most Wonderful Season of All♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ 

Christmas is…

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Christmas is a gift of love wrapped in human flesh and tied securely with the strong promises of God.

Christmas is angelic music in the form of a carol and oratorio with a celestial descant.

Christmas is, glory to God, good will to man, and joy to the world.

Christmas is peace on earth for those who accept it and live in unity with God's will.

Christmas is a man on duty tending sheep, or machine,  who senses the upward call and stops to worship.

Christmas is a tall green tree which serves as festive altar for any household which discovers the true meaning behind it all.

Christmas is a ringing bell calling a distraught humanity to gladness and hope.

Christmas is a glowing hearth gently placed in the winter of man's loneliness.

Christmas is an altar to which man can bring his heartache for comfort, his lostness for guidance, and his sin for forgiveness.

Christmas is the sparkle of anticipation and the steady light of faith in the eyes of a little child as he hears the old, old story.

Christmas is the shining star of hope in the sky of all mankind.

Christmas is more than words can tell, for it is a matter for the heart to receive, believe and understand.

It is the matters of the heart that truly matter.

To keep Christmas in our hearts everyday I found this list that might just help.  I believe these wise words came direct from Santa’s Elves

Focus on what you can give to others to make them happier. And focus less on taking or giving to ourselves. Giving and making others happy will make you happy.

 Be extremely grateful when a restaurant or store is open. Be grateful they are allowing you to give them money for things you want. It’s a pretty sweet deal.

Sleep in a bit. Snowflake pajamas or jazzy socks optional.

Cook more, and put your heart into it. Microwave and order out less.

Spend time with people you care about. Even if it takes a bit of work, or it’s cold, or you kinda hate them.

Drink wine. You know, for your heart.

Open a present every morning with the enthusiasm of a four year old kid unwrapping a present. Which present? The gift of a new day!

Find ways to laugh. Even if you think a joke is corny. 

Give more hugs. 

Give nice cards, say nice things, express your thanks, peace on earth, good will toward man, the whole kit and caboodle.

Eat chocolate. You know, for your heart.

Be conscious of the memories you’re making. And take some photos

It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving

Mother Teresa

Remember to put your heart into Christmas !  It’s Christmas in the heart that matters !

May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope;
The spirit of Christmas which is peace;
The heart of Christmas which is love.
Ada V. Hendricks

♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ It’s the Most Wonderful Season of All♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ 


jack69 said...

Love the Mother Teresa quote. And yours:
Open a present every morning with the enthusiasm of a four year old kid unwrapping a present. Which present? The gift of a new day!

I try to do that. I Love Life and the Love it brings....

betty said...

I liked that list from Santa's Elves. We need to open up each day we are given as indeed that special gift of more time to spend with those we love, to live out our dreams, etc. It truly is a wonderful time of year :)



"Cook more, and put your heart into it." LOVE LOVE this one. Perfect time of year to put your heart into it.

Mevely317 said...

"... is the sparkle of anticipation in the eyes of a little child." Yes!

Cute, cute suggestions, Ma. As a matter of fact, I'm enjoying some 'heart medicine' as we speak!