Welcome Christmas! Heel and toe, come and fill us ere you go! ~ Mary Mapes Dodge

“The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” ~ Ann Frank

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

“Watch out for emergencies. They are your big chance!” ~ Fritz Reiner

“One of the functions of intelligence is to take account of the dangers that come from trusting solely to the intelligence.” ~ Lewis Mumford

“A man is always known by the company his mind keeps.” ~ Thomas Bailey Aldrich

“The degree to which I can create relationships which facilitate the growth of others as separate persons is a measure of the growth I have achieved in myself.” ~ Carl Rogers

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up” ~ Thomas Alva Edison

“If you’re scared, just holler and you’ll find it ain’t so lonesome out there.” ~ Joe Sugden

“Pain nourishes courage. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” ~ Mary Tyler Moore

“Self is the only prison that can ever bind the soul.” ~ Henry Van Dyke


And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so?  It came without ribbons.  It came without tags.  It came without packages, boxes or bags.  And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore.  Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before.  What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store.  What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.  ~ Dr. Seuss