Monday, 31 December 2012

New Year's Eve

At the sound of the tolling midnight bell
a brand new year will begin.
Let’s raise our hopes in a confidant toast,
to the promise it ushers in.

May your battles be few, your pleasure many,
your wishes and dreams fulfilled.
May your confidence stand in the face of loss
and give you the strength to rebuild.

May peace of heart fill all your days
may serenity grace your soul.
May tranquil moments bless your life
and keep your spirit whole.

~ Author Unknown ~

Welcoming 2013

If it didn’t bring you joy
                                                                  just leave it behind
                                                              Let’s ring in the new year
                                                              with good things in mind

                                                                 Let every bad memory
                                                      that brought heartache and pain
                                                             And let’s turn a new leaf
                                                            with the smell of new rain

                                                             Let’s forget past mistakes
                                                          making amends for this year
                                                           Sending you these greetings
                                                           to bring you hope and cheer
                                                                       Happy New Year!

                                                                    ~ Author Unknown ~

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

my goal

“As I live each day may I do my part
to make one difference, to touch one heart.
And through each day may it be my goal
to encourage one mind and inspire one soul.” 

Monday, 17 December 2012

How much love?

It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving. - Mother Teresa

Peace and Blessings

May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!  ~Author Unknown

Thursday, 13 December 2012

A woman wants

Although every woman wants a guy who shows interest in her life, appreciates her on ordinary days and loves her with all her imperfections. But deep in her heart she wants a guy who is completely faithful to her and who is not scared of commitment and marriage. A guy who can promise to give his best to hold her hand for the rest of her life

Heart of a woman

Sometimes the heart of a woman can go beyond human perception. Its astonishing and beyond understanding that how women manage to carry every pain and sorrow inside their hearts and still manage to say 'It okay.'' This is the moment when there is a divine spirit that lives within their souls. This is when the entire universe radiates its power through a woman and gives her the emotional strength to face the world..

A mess of life

When you want them, they don’t want you. When they want you, you don’t want them. But when you both want each other, someone will always try to mess it up.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Wish you lots on Christmas

May the good times and treasures of the present become the golden memories of tomorrow. Wish you lots of love, joy and happiness. MERRY CHRISTMAS

Christmas's special gifts

Christmas is full of shiny things
That sparkle, gleam and glow,
These holiday pleasures dazzle us,
And yet, deep down, we know...
That Christmas has its special gifts
But our year-round joy depends
On the cherished people in our lives,
Our family and our friends.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Christmas time

Christmas is the happiness that lights our children's eyes. Christmas is a song of bells ringing through the skies. Christmas is a time of peace, of contentment deep within, A time of love and silent hope that years will never dim.

Glow of Christmas

Christmas is not in tinsel and lights and outward show.
The secret lies in an inner glow.
It's lighting a fire inside the heart.
Good will  and joy a vital part.
It's higher thought and a greater plan.
It's glorious dream in the soul of man.

The best gifts

Deep down inside we know that the best gifts don’t come from catalogs or shopping malls. They don’t come in brightly-colored packages or fancy envelopes and they're not hiding in a closet for you to open on Christmas morning. The best gifts come from the heart. They come when we look at each other, REALLY look at each other and say: "You mean a lot to me or I’m so glad you're part of my life". A gift like that will never go out of style or be forgotten or be returned for a different size. A gift like that can make someone's day, change someone's life or even save a life.

Christmas wish

I wish you peace and Happiness for your holiday, - Hope you get all you desire on this Christmas day. Christmas is the season of giving to the ones you love, Helping those in need and giving thanks to the God above. I am sending you my heart filled with love and joy, May God grand that special wish within your heart, even though we are miles apart. Have a Joyous Holiday.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Christmas Recipe

Blend equal parts of Faith and Hope mixed well with charity; stir in Good Will and Sweet Content and Precious Memory. Add Kindness, Helpfulness and Joy; of Gratitude don't spare; Then drop by drop Love's Essence sweet, and Praises freely share. And don't forget such spices rare as Laughter, Smiles and Fun, Taste often for the best results, Now add a Thankful Heart and then, the recipe's complete, your "Merry Christmas" all will like... so try the season's treat.

The spirit of Christmas

Best of all, Christmas means a spirit of love, a time when the love of God and the love of our fellow men should prevail over all hatred and bitterness, a time when our thoughts and deeds and the spirit of our lives manifest the presence of God.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Christmas Wish

Christmas Wish

My Christmas Wish for you, I wish you love and friendship. Lots of laughter and happiness. May you count your blessings. May you find all you've been given to be more than what you asked for. May your spirit never grow old and all your clouds have silver linings. Know that each of you are in my heart and thoughts throughout the year, not just holidays. May you be truly blessed in all that you do and may you share your joy and happiness with others. May you be a joy to all around you and may your love abound! May you each find peace in the season. Remember, it is what comes from the heart, not the wallet. May your dreams come true. I wish this and so much more. Have a Merry Christmas and a Safe Happy New Year too.

Will this be a good Christmas?

Will this be a good Christmas?
How will you measure it?

Of course, Christmas is a profoundly important day of worship to devout Christians, so a "good" Christmas must include a meaningful religious connection with the teachings of Jesus. But for many Christians and non-Christians, there are other dimensions to this day.

In fact, Christmas is more than a single day; it's a season involving weeks of preparation and celebration devoted to family, friendships and most important of all, a grand vision of " Peace on earth and goodwill toward men."

To me, a good Christmas is one that helps us become better people so we can have better lives and a better society. On a personal level, the optimism, good cheer and goodwill embodied in the Christmas spirit are antidotes to selfishness and superficiality. They can help us find purpose and meaning in love, kindness, charity, gratitude and forgiveness.

On a social level, a good Christmas is one where we can say we've made meaningful progress combating homelessness, hunger and poverty. It would also be a good Christmas if we truly overcame the fears, suspicions and prejudices that may be hindering our expression of goodwill to all men, regardless of their ethnicity, national origin or personal religion.

So I hope you'll make this Christmas a good one!

Thursday, 6 December 2012

My child

You changed me.
You changed who I am,
You changed who I will be
I am forever changed because of you.

You've taught me that love has no boundaries
You've taught me that there is more to life than what I know
You've taught me to really truly count my blessings.
You've taught me the strength of a bond between a mother and a child.

Life is unpredictable
Life is about the love you share, and the people you share it with
Life isn’t easy and there is pain beyond measure
But my life must continue, even though your life is gone.

I must continue, so that I can change the lives of others
the way you have forever changed me.

~ Author Unknown

Painting by Claire Szalay Phipps

Monday, 3 December 2012

My gift to you from me

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The gifts I'd leave beneath your tree,
Aren't those that you can touch or see,
Not wrapped in Christmas tissue gay
But gifts to bless you every day.
The gift of friendship warm and true,
is one that I would leave for you!
Good health and happiness and cheer
To keep you smiling through the year.
The gift of peace that comes from God,
With prayer to guide each path you trod
And when your heart has lost it's song
The gift of hope to cheer you on.
These are the gifts I'd leave for you
To bring you joy your whole life through.