"Are you willing to forget what you have done for others
and to remember what others have done for you;
to ignore what the world owes you and to think what you owe the world;
to stoop down and consider the needs and desires of little children;
to remember the weakness of those no longer young;
to stop asking how much your friends love you and ask yourself
whether you love them enough--
are you willing to do these things, even for a day?
If so, then you can keep Christmas.
And if you keep it for a day, why not always?"
by Henry Van Dyke
American clergyman, educator, and diplomat (1852-1933)