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Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!
Hamilton Wright Mabie
Christmas – that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance – a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.
Augusta E. Rundel
Christmas is for children. But it is for grown-ups too. Even if it is a headache, a chore, and nightmare, it is a period of necessary defrosting of chill and hide-bound hearts.
Lenora Mattingly Weber
I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day. We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year. As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year. And thus I drift along into the holidays – let them overtake me unexpectedly – waking up some fine morning and suddenly saying to myself: “Why, this is Christmas Day!”
What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.
Agnes M. Pharo
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This can be called luck or a Christmas miracle but, whatever you call it, it is heartwarming. You may have seen videos of a contest that is held between periods of hockey games where people try and get a puck into the net to win a prize. The catch is that there is a board in front of the net and the puck has to go through a hole that is only a little bit larger than the puck itself.
59-year-old Brenda Hewlett, who entered this type of contest as a joke because she needed a new truck, was picked as one of 5 finalists to try and win the truck. When it was her turn she cautiously walked onto the ice. Using a hockey stick that was too big for her, she steadied herself, sent the puck to the net and watched with everyone in the arena as the puck entered the net. With that one action, Brenda won a 2011 Ford F-150 truck.
Check out the video and watch Brenda’s “Miracle on Ice”!