Christmas agenda....

msjean(Z6..NS...Canada)December 4, 2005

The busy time of year is fast approaching and we can get so wrapped in the hustle and bustle of it all that we lose the season.

This is worth remembering......

Christmas agenda......

If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of

twinkling lights and shiny balls, but do not show love to my

family, I'm just another decorator.

If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas cookies,

preparing gourmet meals and arranging a beautifully adorned table

at mealtime, but do not show love to my family, I'm just another cook.

If I work at the soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home and give

all that I have to charity, but do not show love to my family, it

profits me nothing.

If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and crocheted

snowflakes, attend a myriad of holiday parties and sing in the choir's


but do not focus on Christ, I have missed the point.

Love stops the cooking to hug the child.

Love sets aside the decorating to kiss the husband.

Love is kind, though harried and tired.

Love doesn't envy another's home that has coordinated

Christmas china and table linens.

Love doesn't yell at the kids to get out of the way.

Love doesn't give only to those who are able to give in return but

rejoices in giving to those who can't.

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things,

endures all things.

Love never fails. Video games will break, pearl necklaces will be

lost, golf clubs will rust. But giving the gift of love will endure forever.

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Msjean, That hit the nail on the head! Are you the author? Martha

    Bookmark   December 4, 2005 at 2:45PM
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No...I'm not the author..but it expresses my sentiments exactly :))
It was sent to me in an author noted.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2005 at 3:23PM
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peatpod(Z5b Ontario)

How wonderful .. I really enjoyed that.


    Bookmark   December 6, 2005 at 9:32PM
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