May you find serenity and
in a world you may not always understand.
May the pain you have known
and the conflict you have experienced
give you the strength to walk through life
facing each new situation with
courage and optimism.
Always know that there are those
whose love and understanding
will always be there,
even when you feel most alone.
May you discover enough goodness in others
to believe in a world of peace.
May a kind word, a reassuring touch,
a warm smile be yours every day of your life.
And may you give these gifts,
as well as receive them.
Remember the sunshine
when the storm seems unending.
Teach love to those who know hate,
and let that love embrace you
as you go into the world.
May the teaching of those you admire
become part of you,
so that you may call upon them.
Remember, those lives you have touched
and who have touched yours
are always a part of you,
even if the encounters
were less than you would have wished.
It is the content of the encounter
that is more important than its' form.
May you not become too concerned
with material matters, but instead
place immeasurable value
on the goodness in your heart.
Find time in each day to see the beauty
and love in the world around you.
Realize that each person has limitless abilities,
but each of us is different in our own way.
What you may feel you lack in one regard
may be more than compensated for in another.
What you feel you lack in the present
may become one of your strengths
in the future.
May you see your future
as one filled with promise and possibility.
May you find enough inner strength
to determine your own worth by yourself,
and not be dependent on another's judgments
of your accomplishments.
May you always feel loved!
~ ~ Author Unknown ~ ~
"Fail not to offer hospitality to
for thereby some have entertained Angels, unaware."
Today in the town of David a
Savior has been born to you:
He is Christ the Lord.
"I will honor Christmas in my heart,
and try to keep it all the year."
"I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And she will bear a Son, and you shall
call His name Jesus, for it is He who
will save His people from their sins
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem
of Judea in the days of Herod the king,
behold, there came wise men from the east
to Jerusalem, saying, where is he that is
born King of the Jews? For we have seen
his star in the east, and are come to
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