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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Christmas wishes

Today I would like to share one of the Christmas songs that consistently brings me to tears (happy ones, don't worry!).  It is performed by Faith Hill.  Please have your sound on and enjoy the melody and the message.

I would also like to share several quotes that you might find inspirational....

"Want to keep Christ in Christmas?  Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you"  (Steve Maraboli)

"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" (unknown)

"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)

"Always remember the greatest gift you ever own is not found in the shops or under your Christmas tree.  It is found in the hearts of your family and your true friends"  (unknown)

And of my favourites..."Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.  Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more"  (The Grinch)

This will, I think, be my last post before Christmas because I know we are all busy with preparations, get togethers and time spent with loved ones.  So from my family - to yours - our best wishes for  a very blessed, safe and happy Christmas.  


  1. Indeed . . . that Baby did change everything! Do you know, I have NOT heard this song?? It is beautiful - it really makes you think about what Mary what must have felt, especially in a time when truly, her life would be 'over' in that culture. A beautiful picture of complete trust in the Lord. Thank you for sharing and have a Merry Christmas!

  2. Anonymous4:53 PM

    Hi Mary Anne Merry Xmas to you and your family and wishing you all a happy and safe New Year my friend xx

  3. As Christmas quickly approaches I am trying to give more and receive less. Excellent post my friend. Merry Christmas to You and Your Family...<3

  4. Merry Christmas Mary Anne.
    You found good quotes. If only we could try to keep Christmas in our hearts all year long.
    xx, Carol

  5. Merry Christmas, to you and your family, and your readers, too!

  6. Happy Christmas, Mary Anne!

  7. Wishign you and yours a very Merry Christmas, Mary Anne. Enjoy the season.

  8. Thanks for sharing good quotes.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  9. Merry Christmas to you and yours,MA. Have a wonderful,healthy ,happy year too :)

  10. I just listened to this beautiful song and I am very grateful to you for shariing it. It is truly ethereal. Merry Christmas Sweet Mary Anne. XO

  11. Wishing you a blessed Christmas and Happy and Healthy New Year! Zenda

  12. As always, your quotes are fabulous. I hope you had a very, very Merry Christmas and I wish you and your family an amazing New Year!


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