Melissa Blake

Melissa Blake

Disabled and Thriving

Words of Wisdom Wednesday: The Joys of the Holiday Season

How do you get in the holiday spirit?

Posted Dec 16, 2009

Hello, friends! It's hard to believe the holiday season is in full swing, isn't it? I'll be gone on vacation next week, so in the spirit of glad tidings and good cheer, I thought I'd leave you with some quotes to put you in the festive spirit. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday - Happy Hanukah, Happy Kwanza and Merry Christmas to all...

A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together. - Garrison Keillor

Ask your children two questions this Christmas. First: "What do you want to give to others for Christmas?" Second: "What do you want for Christmas?" The first fosters generosity of heart and an outward focus. The second can breed selfishness if not tempered by the first. - Anonymous

Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone. - Charles Schulz

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. - Calvin Coolidge

Christmas is not just a time for festivity and merry making. It is more than that. It is a time for the contemplation of eternal things. The Christmas spirit is a spirit of giving and forgiving. - J. C. Penney

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. - Washington Irving

Do give books - religious or otherwise - for Christmas. They're never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal. - Lenore Hershey

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home! - Charles Dickens

I do come home at Christmas. We all do, or we all should. We all come home, or ought to come home, for a short holiday - the longer, the better - from the great boarding school where we are forever working at our arithmetical slates, to take, and give a rest. - Charles Dickens

I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph. - Shirley Temple

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. - Charles Dickens, Ebeneezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol

It was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, "God Bless Us, Every One!" - Charles Dickens