Monday, December 24, 2012

Good Tidings Of Great Joy

From my house to yours...
mend a quarrel.
Seek out a forgotten friend.
Dismiss suspicion and replace it with
trust.  Write a letter.  Give a soft answer.
Encourage youth.  Manifest your 
loyalty in word and deed.  Keep a promise.
Forgo a grudge.  Forgive an enemy.  Apologize.
Try to understand.  Examine your demands on others.
Think first of someone else.  Be kind.  Be gentle.
Laugh a little more. Express your gratitude.  Welcome
a stranger.  Gladden the heart of a child.  Take pleasure in
the beauty and wonder of the earth.  Speak your love and
then speak
it again.

 Howard W. Hunter

May all of my dearest friends and family have a joyous holiday season... 
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

With Love,



  1. RD
    Only you could create a word tree!!! Hope you and the family have a great Christmas--looking forward to more great post in the coming year. I know you guys will have a white Christmas out that way.

    1. Bill ~ We just started our "White Christmas" this morning... Hope you and yours have a fantastic holiday season! Merry Christmas!

  2. I was told once that harboring resentment, hatred, jealousy, and general ill feelings towards another is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die- I like your tree, the words it is decorated with are the prettiest ornaments ive seen, the gift of love and forgiveness...still free and need not be wrapped by those of us who lack the artistic talent... Merry Christmas-

    1. Thanks, Brad. I appreciate those thoughts. It is amazing to think what this world would be like with a little more good will towards others. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  3. May the force (of God) be with you and yours during this joyous time of year.

    1. Howard ~ I have been truly blessed with the hand of God in my life. We all rise above our trials with His love. May you and your family feel the peace and joy of the season too. Merry Christmas, my dear friend.

  4. Emily, Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and nothing but the best of wishes for the coming year!

    1. Rod ~ Hello my friend! Hoping you have a most joyous holiday season and looking forward to next year... <"(((><<

  5. Alan - Thank you and a very merry Christmas to you!

  6. Merry Christmas to you and your family Emily!