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

Author Unknown

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Chapter 12, Page 27, 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 27 - A Christmas heart

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present and  Future.  The Spirits of all Three shall strive with in me.  I will not shut out the lessons that they teach.

Charles Dickens

This is the time of year that reminds us of all we have to be thankful for: our family, friends and the joy we have of being together. During the holidays our smiles are a little wider and our purse strings a little looser.  Wouldn’t be nice spread some of the cheer though out the year.

We can make every day one to spread joy.  The trick is to focus on what you have, not what you don’t.  We need to remember what matters most and set our priorities and make the most of every day, keeping the holiday spirit alive  long after the winter snow has melted, into the dog days of summer, until the leaves begin to turn again.  

More love is the heart of Christmas year round, spreading joy and love all year. Christmas is more than  a day, it’s a feeling in the heart of peace and happiness.

Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide open heart that thinks of others first.  The birth of the baby Jesus stands as the most significant event in all history, because it has meant the pouring into a sick world the healing medicine of love which has transformed all manner of hearts for almost two thousand years…Underneath all the bulging bundles is the beating Christmas heart.

George Matthew Adams


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

Love may not make the world go round, but it makes the ride worthwhile...

jack69 said...

After breakfast this morning I read the Dicken's quote to Sherry. We sat and just discussed it's meaning. I enjoyed the whole post, but we kept coming back to the past, present and future. YES we cannot live in the past we know that, but neither can we forget it. There must be room in our hearts for all three in perspective.
Thanks GIRL, this has been SWEET.
Sherry & jack.

Saimi said...

Love this post! Wonderful words of inspiration!!
Something to definitely strive for in the up coming new year!!

betty said...

I like your thought of focusing on what you have rather than what you don't have. I was feeling a bit down here in the week about something so I decided to start thanking God for all I had and within a short time I felt so much more better about things. Joy can be found everywhere if we are willing to work for it.


Mevely317 said...

That Dickens quote is so good! I don't recall having seen it before, but it's going in my little Poems, Prayers and Promises journal.
Especially this time of year, there's always going to be someone with a bigger, shinier something or another. I think the trick is to ask ourselves, 'Do I really NEED that?" then look around me at all my blessings.


let the christmas spirit live on long after the holiday is over. "We need to remember what matters most and set our priorities."

Buttercup said...

The Dickens quote is one of my all-time favorites. Seems Christmas and all of December just flew by this year. The older I get, the faster and sweeter it is.