What’s your Christmas wish?

Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something else besides ourselves. Eric Sevareid 1912 – 1992 This is the time of the year when the Christians of the world celebrate the birth of Christ. But you don’t need to be Christian to take part in (and benefit from) this celebration. I’d like you to take a few minutes and think up a Christmas wish. If there was a Christmas Fairy who could grant you one wish, what would you ask? Maybe you’d wish that there …
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What will be your legacy?

What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others. Pericles c. 495 – 429 B.C. I’m going to pose a few questions. Take a minute or two to look them over and see how many you can answer. (For those readers who don’t live in the United States, you can substitute a similar event from your country for the ones I’ve named.) What team won the Super Bowl in 2007? Who was the MVP (most valuable player)? What team won the World Series in 2006? Who was the …
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Merry Christmas

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. Charles Dickens 1812 – 1870 Christmas is both a joyful and a stressful time of year. Celebrating with the people we love can be quite enjoyable. But given the demands of the season — the time, effort and expense of buying gifts, visiting friends and relatives, attending parties, and preparing special meals — Christmas can also be quite stressful. The pressure of all this activity can easily diminish the joy of the season. If you find you’re feeling stressed, stop and take a deep breath. Then …
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