Christmas thoughts

By Rosie Moore

There are thousands and thousands of Christmas thoughts that have been printed over the years. Everyone I know has a thought about Christmas but let’s read the thoughts of notable people, some you may not have heard of, some are famous. Here is one written by George Matthew Adams, an American newspaper columnist who also wrote short inspirational essays.

“Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide open heart that thinks of others first. The birth of the baby Jesus stands as the most significant event in all history, because it meant pouring in a sick world the healing message of love which has transformed all manner of hearts for almost two thousand years. Underneath all the bundles is this beating of Christmas hearts.”

Oren Arnold, a novelist, wrote this: “Christmas Gifts 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.”

So remember while December brings the only Christmas day, in the year let there be Christmas in the things you do and say.   Anonymous

There’s nothing sadder in this world then to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.   Erma Bombeck

Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.    Edna Ferber

Shirley Temple said, “I stopped believing in Santa Claus when he asked me for my autograph.”

My personal thoughts turn to snow on Christmas. Being from the North I saw many white Christmases, only one here in the South that I remember. Which brings to my mind also the movie “White Christmas.” I watch it every year.

I know it by heart, but there’s no way I wouldn’t watch it because of it’s beautiful music, the beautiful plot of kindness and love, and beautiful scenery. The song “White Christmas” was  written by Irving Berlin, one of the greatest song writers of the  20th century. He was born in Russia, but the family immigrated to New York when he was a child. He wrote thousands of songs and dozens of musical scores. In 1942, Bing Crosby singing “White Christmas” in the movie, “Holiday Inn” would become the highest-selling tune in history.

Whether we  have a white Christmas or not, keep in mind the reason for this beautiful season. It’s the thoughts that count!

Thought for the day: The son of God became a man to enable men to become the sons of God.

C.S. Lewis

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