Saturday, December 25, 2010

December 25, 2010


"There are many things from which I might have derived good, by which I have not profited, I dare say," returned the nephew: "Christmas among the rest. But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round--apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from that--as a good time: a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time: the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they were really fellow- passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. And therefore, uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe it has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it!"

Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

13 comments:

Bluebird49 said...

AH--YOU'RFE SPEAKIN' MY LANGUAGE. WE USED TO READ IT EVERY YEAR TO OUR KIDS--STARTING THE FIRST DAY OF DEC. I CAN STILL SEE MY SON-(NOW 38)-SITTING IN MY HUSBAND'S LAP, EYES WIDE OPEN, AND MY DAUGHTER AND I CLASPING HANDS, LISTENING,TOO! THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Merry Christmas!

TonjiaT said...

Such wise words. God Bless It!! Merry Christmas MPM.. and Happy New Year to you and your family.

judi said...

the best to you and yours

Snooty Primadona said...

The written word was once so eloquent, wasn't it? Thank you for the reminder...

Merry, Merry Christmas!

yogurt said...

I love the Dickens passage. Merry Christmas to you and yours, MPM!

Paxie Panicker said...

Yes, God bless it. Merry Christmas Mama, Squazz and birds!!

Hilary said...

I hope that you and yours had a lovely Christmas.

Emom said...

Merry Merry Christmas! smiles....

Deb said...

Merry Christmas to your entire family, Lauren!

Drama Queen said...

We just saw "A Christmas Carol" on Christmas Eve at a local theater - it's our annual tradition - and so I LOVE this post. I love the story; I love Scrooge; I love Dickens.

Hope you had an awesome Merry Christmas!

Flea said...

May God bless you this coming year, MPM!!!

Deep in the Heart of Happy said...

I hope you had a wonderful holiday...and enjoyed your big present I sent last night..LOL

Love you, Momma.