Friday, December 9, 2011

My living room from last Christmas.
I came across this one a random blog a few years ago. I had printed it out and put it in my first December Daily from 2008. I loved what it said and thought it might be a good reminder for all of us. Especially after the harried day I had yesterday. So here is something for us all to think about. Hope you all enjoy it.

"If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid 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 adornee table at mealtime, but do not show love to my family, I'm just another cook. If I work at the soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home, and give all that I have to charity, but do not show love to my family, it profits me nothing. If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and crocheted 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 decorating to kiss the husband. Love is kind, though harried and tired. Love doesn'tenvy another's home that has coordinated Christmas china and table linens. Love doesn't yell at the kids to get out of the waym but is thankful they are trher3e to be in the way. Love doesn'tgive 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!" ~ Author Unknown


  1. Love this! We really need to stop and think this time of year!

  2. Love this Kathy...I received it as an email a couple of years ago- thanks for reminding me about it
    Alison xx