Wednesday, December 14, 2011

This Christmas

This Christmas...

Mend a quarrel.
Seek out a forgotten friend.
Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust.
Write a letter.
Give a soft answer.
Encourage youth.
Manifest your loyalty in word and deed.
Keep a promise.
Forgo a grudge.
Forgive an enemy.
Try to understand.
Examine your demands on others.
Think first of someone else.
Be kind.
Be gentle.
Laugh a little more.
Express your gratitude.
Welcome a stranger.
Gladden the heart of a child.
Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth.
Speak your love and speak it again.
(by Howard W. Hunter)

My mom was here visiting this week and she shared her Christmas cards with me.  This is the message on the card.  I read these words again and again and decided I should write them down to look at often.   What if we all lived this way, not just during the Christmas season, but everyday?

What will you do this Christmas?

1 comment:

  1. If we all lived by those words every day, and not just at Christmas, the world would be an unbelievably better place. I LOVE the precious pictures of the precious babies under the Christmas tree. SOOOO SWEET!