Thursday, December 8, 2011

Keep Christmas With You

"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)