Monday, December 24, 2007

Silent Nights

 

 

 

 

As the spirit and the hope and the peace of this season descend upon us and touch our hearts, my hope is that each of us takes the time to realize that life and love and family and those close to us and those we hardly know, whose lives we may touch for only an instant, are all important and special in their own way – and should never be taken for granted.  

 

This has been a year when those lessons have been brought close to my home and to my heart on too many occasions – and the best and only way I know to honor those I have lost is to try to live my own life in a way that will prove that those lessons were not taught in vain.

 

I wish you warmth of heart, closeness of loved ones and kindness of and to strangers.  I wish you silent nights and peace on earth, simple pleasures and the time to truly enjoy them.  I wish you a glow that starts deep within, and reaches out to all with whom you come in contact – spreading light and hope to any and all.  Each of us makes a difference in the lives of some or many – and I pray that each of us will remember to live each day to its fullest and to never take this gift for granted.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and all you hold dear – and a bright, happy and healthy New Year.

15 comments:

madcobug said...

Good entry, Merry Christmas to you and all you hold dear, And may the New year be a blessed one for you. Helen

madcobug said...

PS that is a beautiful lighted Church. Helen

marainey1 said...

Your Christmas wishes are just beautiful.  I in turn, wish you the blessings of a Wonderful Heartfelt Christmas and a very Happy New Year.  'On Ya' - ma

mariebm56 said...



Merry Christmas Rob!!

Marie

rbrown6172 said...

wonderful entry.  Merry Christmas!
gina

midwestvintage said...

Merry Christmas.

              Julie

inafrnz247 said...

May your heart be filled with peace and hope in the days to come ~ and always.

Christmas blessings to you, Rob.

Michelle

nhd106 said...

What a beautiful holiday expression, Rob.   I wish for you all the things you wish for others....

Nancy

mutualaide said...

and to you Rob.  How simply eloquent you are.  Merry Christmas!

mosie1944 said...

And a Merry Christmas to you also.

gaboatman said...

A beautiful entry!  Merry Christmas to you, too!
Sam

jlocorriere05 said...

A beautiful entry again Rob. May the new year bring you much happiness and joy. Have a wonderful Christmas! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

donejustwrite said...

Wow!  Where were you yesterday when I needed to be reminded of this???  Oh, yeah - you were here, it was I who could not get into J-land! This was awesome - so well said, as always.  Merry Christmas!

gdireneoe said...

((((((((((((((((((((You)))))))))))))))))))))  Precious as ever.  I am completely bummed that i've arrived to this so late.  It would seem that we have both had a very...enlightening year...many lessons and revelations.  Thank you for being there my friend.  TRULY ;)  C.

ma24179 said...

You have some very pretty pics on here. -Missy http://journals.aol.com/ma24179/MISSYZSTUFF