Sunday, December 24, 2023

Peace On Earth, Goodwill Toward Men

We truly wish each and every one of you, friends and family, near and far, all the blessings of a Joyous and Merry Christmas.

May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope;
The spirit of Christmas which is peace;
The heart of Christmas which is love."
~Ada V. Hendicks


When Christmas bells are swinging above the fields of snow,
We hear sweet voices ringing from lands of long ago,
And etched on vacant places
Are half-forgotten faces
Of friends we used to cherish,
And loves we used to know.

~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox


Rian said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Jo! I love that 2nd poem... brought tears to my eyes.
Oh.. and we just had a British Emporium open up near us. We checked it out and I actually got some Scottish shortbread that was Gluten free! And they're good! Also bought some Marmite - to just try. And saw lots of dark chocolate with whiskey (for maybe next time)!

Jon said...

Wishing you and your family a peaceful, blessed, and joyful Christmas.

Sandi said...

Beautiful! Merry Christmas!

L. D. said...

Merry Christmas to you and all of your family. I always enjoy the verses you share. We just viewed a movie about Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. You would enjoy it I bet.

Heritage Hall said...

Thank you for your many beautiful posts and photos and for bringing much joy
to the lives of others. Christmas serenity, love and happiness be yours and
those you hold dear, Joy.

DJan said...

Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful day and fabulous new year. :-)

local alien said...

Hope your Christmas was merry and bright. Have a merry festive season. Lots of love from Poros to Tennessee

Rajani Rehana said...

Beautiful blog
Merry Christmas🎄🎄