Saturday, November 30, 2013

24 Days To Go

Thanksgiving has come and gone. Now we are well into the throws of this wonderful holiday season. The countdown has begun. Twenty-four short days to go.

Last year Cory and I read "A Christmas Carol" out loud to each other in the month of December. If you have never read the familiar story, you should. It is full of poignant words that pierce the heart with the true meaning of life.

Here is a beautiful and inspiring quote extracted from Dickens' work. I think we would all do well to take on the attitude of Scrooges nephew as we continue to enjoy this festive season.

“There are many things from which I might have derived good, by which I have not profited, I dare say,' returned the nephew. 'Christmas among the rest. But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round -apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from that- as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. And therefore, uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that it has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it!”

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