Monday, November 30, 2009


The season of thanksgiving is over? Well, at least Thanksgiving is over and now we constantly try to come up with gifts we can give others. My niece quoted Howard W. Hunter in her blog; I really like it so I'm repeating it here;
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. Apologize. 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 then speak it again.
The quote is from a Christmas devotional, 1994. The whole address is found here.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if we all did this? In the last couple of years I made contact with 2 friends form High School and it has been wonderful to e-mail them. Be kind, be gentle; now that is hard.

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