The Idea of Christmas

My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that? ~~Bob Hope

I have to say those are mighty wise words. We go out of our way at Christmas time to spread  joy and love, and to perform acts of kindness. At this time of the year we make that extra effort, but who knows, maybe one day these things will flow effortlessly. Maybe one day, as Bob pointed out, we won’t just wait for Christmas. What a lovely world it would be. Don’t you agree?

I’ll leave you with a wintery photo I snapped the other day. A day later the rain took most of the snow away. It’s been a few years since we’ve had a white Christmas and today, the flurries are flying and the ground is back to being white again. It’ll be interesting to see what Christmas day will bring in regards to the weather.


My wish for all is for you to enjoy this time regardless of what holiday you celebrate. May you find joy, peace and laughter in the year ahead.

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  1. The feasting and laughter is the best part.

    • It’s hard to beat!

      BTW Loved your Hippee Christmas even though my computer wouldn’t even let me *like* the post..Darn slow connection. Merry Christmas, Carl!

  2. I love the photo and the sentiment. I have to agree. Why can’t every day be like Christmas?

    Sounds like a song.


  3. no snow where I am but I’m okay with that. although myself, I don’t really celebrate christmas but I like the idea of celebrating the day even if I don’t do anything special.

    have a great christmas and a wonderful and happy new year!

    • Thanks, Lissa.The bit of snow we have likely won’t last long. I just hoping the roads are good for travel so our kids can all make it home. :)

  4. as you wish for us, i wish for you also. Blessed be!

  5. Thanks for the Christmas wishes and the wonderful posts. I think you are one of the people who does treat everyday like Christmas.Have a wonderful time with your family!!

  6. I sometimes wonder if people find it too daunting to sustain an attitude of compassion for long periods. Maybe the Christmas season is about as long as they can manage it??? (Tongue in cheek)

  7. I just posted a comment, Laura, but I was logged into my aunt’s blog to do some work on it, and I see my comment has posted as being hers. Oops!! I’m obviously me, not Noni Grace.

  8. Merry Christmas, Laura. Hope you have a fabulous day. Maybe we can finally meet next year!

  9. David

     /  December 25, 2012

    Beautiful wintry scene. May you have a Merry Christmas!
    Hope you have a White Christmas; we’re having our first in years.

    • Thanks, David. I had a wonderful Christmas. Hope you did too.We managed to keep a small skiff of snow. How wonderful that you are having a white Christmas…

  10. I hope you had a wonderful and peaceful holiday! :-)

  11. What a gorgeous picture–and a lovely sentiment. I came by to wish you a happy new year and thank you for the inspiration your great posts always provide, but I think I’ll steal your words to do it: May _you_ find joy, peace and laughter in the year ahead, too, Laura. Have a great year! :)


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