Christmas is a special day
Along with the day we met
You my dear sweetheart
I will never forget
I wanted to find a card that said it all
A special one just for you
Because you mean so much to me
Nothing else but the best would do
To me you're so very special
In so many different ways
I'm wishing you a Merry Christmas
Followed by a year of happy days
Somehow, not only for Christmas,
But all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others,
Is the joy that comes back to you.
And the more you spend in blessing,
The poor and lonely and sad,
The more of your heart's possessing,
Returns to you glad. – John Greenleaf Whittier
Wouldn't life be worth the living
Wouldn't dreams be coming true
If we kept the Christmas spirit
All the whole year through?
Roses are reddish
Violets are bluish
If it weren't for Christmas
We'd all be Jewish. – Benny Hill
I love the Christmas-tide, and yet,
I notice this, each year I live;
I always like the gifts I get,
But how I love the gifts I give! – Carolyn Wells
He who has not Christmas in his heart will
never find it under a tree. – Roy L. Smith
A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;
It makes no noise at all,
But softly gives itself away;
While quite unselfish, it grows small. – Eva K. Logue
A Christmas gambol oft could cheer
The poor man's heart through half the year. – Walter Scott
At Christmas play and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes but once a year – Thomas Tusser
Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind;
Teach us to be patient and always to be kind. – Helen Steiner Rice
1. I miss your smile
2. When you are away, my soul is with you
3. Your are my star glowing in the night
4. You encourage me just by being by my side
5. I missed you
6. I love saying things that make you blush
7. Your smile makes my day
Three passions have governed my life:
The longings for love, the search for knowledge,
And unbearable pity for the suffering of [humankind].
Love brings ecstasy and relieves loneliness.
In the union of love I have seen
In a mystic miniature the prefiguring vision
Of the heavens that saints and poets have imagined.
With equal passion I have sought knowledge.
I have wished to understand the hearts of [people].
I have wished to know why the stars shine.
Love and knowledge led upwards to the heavens,
But always pity brought me back to earth;
Cries of pain reverberated in my heart
Of children in famine, of victims tortured
And of old people left helpless.
I long to alleviate the evil, but I cannot,
And I too suffer.
This has been my life; I found it worth living.
adapted – Bertrand Russell
The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
– Bertrand Russell