Sunday, December 25, 2011

"a kind, forgiving, pleasant, charitable time"

"There have been many things from which I might have derived good, by which I have not profited, I dare say,... Christmas among the rest. But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, ... as a good time: a kind, forgiving, pleasant, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely...And therefore Uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that it has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it!"

                                -   Charles Dickens,    A Christmas Carol

(Roger Rees as Scrooge's nephew, Fred)


  1. Lisa, I have been doing a bit of lurking and just decided it was the right time to post tonight. I appreciate your words and enjoy the quotes you post. Searching for balance seems to be a lifelong journey. May God bless you on yours!

  2. Why, thank you, Nellie! Merry Christmas, and God bless us, every one! :)