Home for the Holidays, by Thomas Kincaid

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Keeping Christmas

Are you willing to forget what you have done for other people, and to remember what other people have done for you...to close your book of complaints against the management of the universe, and look around you for a place where you can sow a few seeds of happiness - are you willing to do these things even for a day? Then you can keep Christmas.

Are you willing to stoop down and consider the needs and the desires of little children, to remember the weakness and loneliness of people who aer growing old, to stop asking how much your friends love you, and ask yourself whether you love them enough..., to try to understand what those who live in the same house as you really want, without waiting for them to tell you...are you willing to do these things even for a day? Then you can keep Christmas.

Are you willing to believe that love is the strongest thing in the world - stronger than hate, stronger thane vil, stronger than death - and that the blessed life which began in Bethlehem nineteen hundred years ago is the image and brightness of Eternal Love? Then you cna keep Christmas.

And if you keep it for a day, why not always?
~~ Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933)


Hello, Friends and Visitors!

I wish that I could add pictures to my posts, but I cannot. My computer became infected with a virus yesterday, so I am doing all my posts on the library computer right now.

For Menu Planning Monday -

Monday - Orange Chicken, rice, Stir-Fry Broccoli and Stir Fry Spinac

It is too hard to provide links to everything for this week, because I can't copy of paste. So, I am using allrecipes.com to look for dinners that use small portions of meat and lots of veggies. Many of these are asian. Shrimp linguine is a definite this week.

Sunday - FAMILY CHRISTMAS DINNER and toooo many recipes to list here :)

For Menu Planning Monday posts, please visit Laura at I'm An Organizing Junkie.



Myrnie said...

Oh, your poor computer! The chicken recipe sounds delicious! I tried to plan our menu for this week, and realized we won't be home at meal time more than once or twice this week. It's the week of sandwiches!

Lindsey said...

I love using allrecipes.com. I also love kraftfoods.com and tasteofhome.com.