Sunday, December 11, 2011


Christmas gift suggestions: 
To your enemy, forgiveness. 
To an opponent, tolerance. 
To a friend, your heart. 
To a customer, service. 
To all, charity. 
To every child, a good example. 
To yourself, respect. 
Oren Arnold


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 upon a shelf. 
The good you do for others is good you do yourself. 
Norman W. Brooks



(this is one of our favorite short Xmas poems it contains wisdom in its verses)

At Christmas A man is at his finest towards the finish of the year; 
He is almost what he should be when the Christmas season's here; 
Then he's thinking more of others than he's thought the months before, 
And the laughter of his children is a joy worth toiling for. 
He is less a selfish creature than at any other time; 
When the Christmas spirit rules him he comes close to the sublime. 
Edgar Guest




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


THE SERENITY PRAYER

GOD GRANT ME THE SERENITY
TO ACCEPT THE THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE;
COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS I CAN;
AND WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE.

LIVING ONE DAY AT A TIME;
ENJOYING ONE MOMENT AT A TIME;
ACCEPTING HARDSHIPS AS THE PATHWAY TO PEACE;
TAKING, AS HE DID, THIS SINFUL WORLD
AS IT IS, NOT AS I WOULD HAVE IT;
TRUSTING THAT HE WILL MAKE ALL THINGS RIGHT
IF I SURRENDER TO HIS WILL;
THAT I MAY BE REASONABLY HAPPY IN THIS LIFE
AND SUPREMELY HAPPY WITH HIM
FOREVER IN THE NEXT.
AMEN.

--REINHOLD NIEBUHR