I was given a small book of quotes about Christmas and loved them all but wanted to share some favorites:
By Art Fettig: “Some business men are saying that this could be the greatest Christmas ever. I always thought the first one was.”
By Ralph W. Sockman: “The hinge of history is on the door of a Bethlehem stable.”
Here’s one I sincerely believe, by Norman Vincent Peale, “I truly believe that if we keep telling the Christmas story, singing the Christmas songs, and living the Christmas spirit, we can bring joy and happiness and peace to the world.”
I’ve been thinking about when people can’t wait for Christmas then they often say it was kind of a let down and Christmas seems to get a bad rap. My thought is this: Christmas is A DAY, the birth of Jesus, but once the presents are over on Christmas morning, that’s about it…..usually kind of a let down. So, my thought is that Christmas is the state of mind, the PREPARATION for Christmas…all those days of planning and dreaming about it and decorations and trees and carols and special church services, eggnog, and the happy mood people are in. THAT’s Christmas…the lead-up, the anticipation……..the beauty, the fun! Don’t let the day bring you down, don’t live for the day, live happily through the season…….and pay more attention to the meaning of Christmas; I think these are antidotes for the Christmas blues! …from Dr. Z!
Have a joyous Sunday-bef0re-Christmas! Live THIS Sunday as if it were Christmas…and each day after it! Start NOW! Enjoy your tree! Have some eggnog, give an early present to someone…or open one you got already. Have FUN this week… every day..