December 21, 2009

If I decorate my house perfectly with bows, strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls, but do not show love to my family, I'm just another decorator.

If I slave away in the kitchen baking dozens of Christmas cookies, preparing gourmet meals and arranging a beautifully adorned table at mealtime, but do not show love to my family, I'm just another cook.

If I work at the soup kitchens, carol in the nursing homes, and give all that I have to charity, but do not show love to my family, it profits me nothing.

If I trim the tree with shimmering angels and snowflakes, attend a myriad of holiday parties, and sing in the choir's cantata but do not focus on Christ, I have missed the point.

Love stops the cooking to hug the child.

Love sets aside the decorating to kiss the husband.

Love is kind, though harried and tired.

Love doesn't envy another home that has coordinated Christmas china and table linens.

Love doesn't yell at the kids to get out of the way, but is thankful they are there to be in the way.

Love doesn't give only to those who are able to give in return, but rejoices in giving to those who can't.

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails.

Video games will break, pearl necklaces will be lost, golf clubs will rust, but giving the gift of love will endure.

Merry Christmas


  1. Very well said and that is the true meaning of Christmas, yes?

  2. I couldn't have said it any better...priceless thoughts. Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  3. Lovely. Well said. Thank you. Merry Christmas.

  4. So appropriate for this time of year. Happy holidays!
    Sharon :-)

  5. Amen to this wonderful reminder of the true spirit of Christmas.
    Merry Christmas and May god bless you and your family,
    XXOO Marie Antionette

  6. Certainly an amazing and inspiring post~
    Happy New Year!

  7. You know what?? You have it figured out! Much more than most folks! You have it in your heart - you've got it! And it is powerful! Love is! ♥♥♥



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