December 12, 2011

Are you willing...

Are you willing...

To stoop down and consider the needs 
and desires of little Children;

To remember the weakness and loneliness
of people who are growing old;

To stop asking how much your friends love you,
and ask yourself whether you love them enough;

To bear in mind the things that other people
have to bear in their hearts;

To trim your lamp so that it will give more light 
and less smoke
and carry it in front so that your shadow
will fall behind you;

To make a grave for your ugly thoughts
and a garden for you kindly feelings, 
with the gate open?

Are you willing to do these things for a day?

Then you can keep Christmas....

After all, Christmas-living is the best kind of
Christmas-giving.

Henry Van Dyke

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