May God bless you, your family and loved ones, and your larger community. Happy Boxing Day!
“For Christmas is tradition time — traditions that recall the precious memories down the years, the sameness of them all.” — Helen Lowrie Marshall
“Freshly cut Christmas trees smelling of stars and snow and pine resin—inhale deeply and fill your soul with wintry night.” — John J. Geddes
Trimming trees in stocking feet
Eating all we want to eat
Getting presents for our friends
This is how the whole year ends
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
Let’s make holidays special again. Who remembers when everyone except nurses and gas station attendants helped cook?
“This is the month of nuts and nutty thoughts — that November whose name sounds so bleak and cheerless — perhaps its harvest of thought is worth more than all the other crops of the year.”
— Henry David Thoreau
The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well.
– Joe Ancis
Now the Autumn days are gone
Frost is sparkling on the lawn
Windows winking cheerful lights
Warm the cold November nights
“Two sounds of autumn are unmistakable…the hurrying rustle of crisp leaves blown along the street…by a gusty wind, and the gabble of a flock of migrating geese.”
– Hal Borland