Friday, December 24, 2010

If you look for Me at Christmas........

MERRY CHRISTMAS to my dear friends who make me so proud when you come here to read and discuss the topics................God bless each and every one of you...............Love, Z
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28 comments:

Elmers Brother said...

A blesses Holy Day and a prayer for your health.

I really like you.

Elmers Brother said...

blessed

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Thanks Z, Merry Christmas and God Bless you. It was so odd and yet so wonderful; my grandmother, whom I absolutely loved, came to me in a dream last night. Perfect timing.

BZ

Anonymous said...

BZ, How wonderful for you. A true gift.


Z, thank you, for GEEEZ!, the opportunity to contribute, and most of all, for being you.

Merry Christmas, with love,
Pris

~Leslie said...

Have a Merry Christmas Z!

~

Ticker said...

Merry Christmas Z and I pray for your total and complete healing.

Z said...

thank you SO much, you wonderful friends!I sure do hope I feel better, too...am a bit better today but ITCHING :-)

BZ, that is marvelous, yes, perfect timing!

http://news.yahoo.com/video/world-15749633/mystery-of-the-magi-23613928

PLEASE check out that amazing video that ABC (believe it or not) put out. I think you'll be blessed by it.

I'm blessed by you ALL. xxxme

Chuck said...

Merry Christmas Z

MK said...

Merry Christmas Z.

Jan said...

Merry Christmas, dear Z..how I pray that you will soon be free of pain, and can really enjoy this blessed season as much as possible.
xoxo

Susannah said...

Merry Christmas, dear Z, & all here!

Prayers have been with you; hope you are okay.

Lovely, lovely post...

Anonymous said...

Lovely sentiments in the poem -- and so pretty to look at too!

Here's of my favorite things from Christmases past. I hope it cheers you too at this blessed time. Santa in this context, of course, is a symbol of the Holy Spirit.

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

A famous letter from Virgina O'Hanlon to the editor of The New York Sun, first printed in 1897.
We take pleasure in answering thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of The Sun:
Dear Editor

I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?

~ Virginia O'Hanlon


Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men's or children's, are little. In this great universe of ours, man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus! It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias.

There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The external light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.

Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies. You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if you did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove?
Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that's no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.

You tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived could tear apart.

Only faith, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding. No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives and lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay 10 times 10,000 years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.


Yes, Virginia, Santa Claus is real,
Even though so many don’t agree.
Santa lives wherever people feel
Sweet and kind in all sincerity,
And show their love with understanding gifts,
Not gaudy, foolish, merely costly things.
The gift of Recognition often lifts
A sagging spirit high, and lends it wings.
Elves plenty fashion tokens bright as
Xanadu excursions, jewels and such.
If connected well, these bring delight, As
Substitutes for Love they’re not worth much.
The more we spend, sometimes, the less we give.
Santa comes to hearts that love to live.



MERRY CHRISTMAS! and a HAPPY, HEALTHY NEW YEAR!

~ FreeThinke

Anonymous said...

A famous letter from Virgina O'Hanlon to the editor of The New York Sun, first printed in 1897.
We take pleasure in answering thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of The Sun:

Dear Editor

I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?

Virginia O'Hanlon

Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men's or children's, are little. In this great universe of ours, man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus! It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias.

There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The external light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.

Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies. You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if you did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove?
Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that's no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.

You tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived could tear apart.

Only faith, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.

No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives and lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay 10 times 10,000 years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year to all!

Anonymous said...

So sorry! I got a pop up screen that said "message too large to process."

Even on Christmas Eve Cyberspace is capricious.

And s tiny Tom would say, "God bless us, every one."

~ FT

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear you've been ill, Z! Whatever it is, I hope you get well very soon, and have a serene and pleasant New Year.

~ FT

Speedy G said...

Feliz Navidad!

christian soldier said...

Get well -my friend- and have a peace-filled Christmas Day..
C-CS

beamish said...

Merry Christmas!

I got 5 inches of snow fer Christmas! (dang global warming)

Brrrrrr!

Always On Watch said...

Oh, I love this selection you've made for your Christmas posting, Z!

DaBlade said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS Z!

Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...

A Very Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Anonymous said...

A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to one and all. Pax. Johnnymac.

Z said...

it touches me so much for all my best buddies to come check in and wish us a Merry Christmas...thank you and the same to you all!

with love and gratitude for all you are.......

xxx me

Impertinent said...

Merry Christmas Ms. Z.

From all of us here south of the border!

tha malcontent said...

Have a Wonderful and a Merry Christmas Z! And a Healthy Happy New Yeark

Only Good Things this year...
Mal

Layla said...

Awww, Z you brought tears to my eyes. Sorry a day late but I do wish your Christmas was merry and that you found joy in celebrating the birth of our Savior!

I had a wonderful Christmas, the best since I was a wee one 33 years ago. Come by and read about it!

Hugs,
Layla
Resilience
http://resiliencehere.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

What a pretty border on that card!