Monday, 22 December 2014

Thinking about Christmas

Here are some wise words about the Festive season from Henry Van Dyke (1852 - 1933).  They are worth thinking about any time of the year but now there is a heightened awareness about what goodwill to all men actually means. Anyway here is what he had to say about the spirit of Christmas.

Are you willing  to forget what you have done for other people, and to remember what other people have done for you; to ignore what the world owes you, and to think what you owe the world; to put your rights in the background and your duties in the middle distance and your chances to do a little more than your duty in the foreground; to see that your fellow men are just as real as you are, and to try to look behind their faces to their hearts hungry for joy? Then you can keep Christmas.

Light  a candle to warm hearts

Always nice to see Big Ben

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