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Points to Ponder: Be an Angel

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There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone’s life.
—Sister Mary Rose McGeady (1928-2012)

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We should make the Yuletide season an occasion not merely for the giving of material things but an occasion for the giving of that which counts infinitely more … the giving of self.
—J. C. Penney (1875-1971)

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Of course, this is the season to be jolly, but it is also a good time to be thinking about those who aren’t.
—Helen Valentine

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The Christmas spirit—love—changes hearts and lives.
—Pat Boone (b. 1934)

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Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe. But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes—goodwill among men and peace on earth.
—Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

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There is no ideal Christmas; only the Christmas you decide to make as a reflection of your values, desires, affections, traditions.
—Bill McKibben (b. 1960)

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Be an angel to someone else whenever you can, as a way of thanking God for the help that another angel has given you.
—Eileen Elias Freeman

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Christmas is not in tinsel and lights and outward show.
The secret lies in an inner glow.
It’s lighting a fire inside the heart.
Good will and joy a vital part.
It’s higher thought and a greater plan.
It’s glorious dream in the soul of man.
—Wilfred A. Peterson (1900-1995)

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It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you … yes, it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand.
—Mother Teresa (1910-1997)

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One can pay back the loan of gold, but one lies forever in debt to those who are kind.
—Malayan proverb

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It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.
—W. T. Ellis (1845-1925)

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Ask your children two questions this Christmas. First: “What do you want to give to others for Christmas?” Second: “What do you want for Christmas?” The first fosters generosity of heart and an outward focus. The second can breed selfishness if not tempered by the first.
—Unknown

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To give and then not feel that you have given is the very best of all ways of giving.
—Max Beerbohm (1872-1956)

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Christmas is most truly Christmas when you celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.
—Ruth Carter Stapleton (1929-1983)

 
 

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Author: Frederick Olson

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me.

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