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

Author Unknown

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Chapter 12, Page 26, Book 18

 ¸¸.•*¨*• Joy to the world, the Lord has come!  Let earth receive her King !
Let every heart prepare Him room, And Heaven and nature sing!   ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ 

Day 26 - the day after Christmas

Wouldn’t life be worth living
Would dreams be coming true
If we kept the Christmas spirit
All the whole year through

Author Unknown

I’ll be continuing on with the theme of Christmas through the remainder of December.  I’m not one to quickly pack away Christmas.  I keep the decorations up here at my house until January 6th when celebrate Epiphany, the day we celebrate the Three Wisemen, sometimes called the Magi, or the Three Kings.

It would be wonderful if we could keep Christmas in our hearts all year long.  The gifts we received like hope, peace, joy and love weren’t meant for just one day of the year. They are  meant for a lifetime.  

The Christmas spirit is something we can keep deep within us and share with others the whole year through.

Christmas is forever, not for just one day.
for loving, sharing, giving are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box up a shelf
The good you do for others is the good you do for yourself.

Norman W. Brooks


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Don't be in a hurry to pack Christmas away.

jack69 said...

I am not sure, but I seem to remember being sorta 'down' a few days after Christmas at some time in my life. Evidently it was not devastating. In my memory as a whole and in my later years especially, I have never been down after Christmas. There was a time that the Three sisters (Sherry, Lennie and Colette) and their husbands took a trip together, a day or so after Christmas, it was always a joy. Sherry misses those sisters, they were very close.
Love the afterglow and benefits of His birth,
Sherry and jack

Mevely317 said...

I'm not really a 'cat person' but this first slide is heart-lifting! Such a wonderful thought to keep the spirit of Christmas in our hearts all year long. Perhaps these seasonal posts should be required reading throughout the year. (I'm thinking for instance, the 'dog days' of summer … or tax time. LOL!)

betty said...

Seems like a lot are in a hurry to pack Christmas away, especially those heading out to the stores today to take advantage of sales or to return gifts. Everything seems to slow down on Christmas Eve after a certain time and then on Christmas, but then the rush starts right back up again a day later. Would be nice if it was just nice and slow for a few days after Christmas especially with all the preparations that go into it.


Susan Flett Swiderski said...

There's a lovely poem written by Henry Van Dyke called "Keeping Christmas." I think you'd really like it.

Rick Watson said...

We don’t take our tree down until after New Years.
I hope you’re having a great holiday.


we celebrate the twelve days of christmas and aren't quick to see it go either. the tree will stay up year round.