“DELUSION, n. The father of a most respectable family, comprising Enthusiasm, Affection, Self-denial, Faith, Hope, Charity and many other goodly sons and daughters.
All hail, Delusion! Were it not for thee The world turned topsy-turvy we should see; For Vice, respectable with cleanly fancies, Would fly abandoned Virtue's gross advances. --Mumfrey Mappel”
“Those what (if's) in your head, they never tell the THRUTH! All they want is to bound you down, to hold you still from taking a stand and achieving your greatest potential! But the true and reality of the matter is that those what (if's) won't say, is that you can do it, it's possible, take that leap of FAITH, you will succeed!...”
“Don't forget: that your dreams and goals are a Journey! So, don't forget to pack your COURAGE: to stand up, after facing obstacle after obstacle. HOPE: for a better day, after coming face to face with the storm. and FAITH: to keep that dream alive, when all you see, is the mist and the haze...”
“Blend equal parts of Faith and Hope mixed well with Charity; Stir in Good Will and Sweet Content and Precious Memory. Add Kindness, Helpfulness and Joy; of Gratitude don't spare; Then drop by drop Love's Essence sweet, and Praises freely share. And don't forget such spices rare as Laughter, Smiles and Fun, Taste often for the best results, ('Tis sweet to mince upon). Now add a Thankful Heart and then, the recipe's complete, Your "Merry Christmas" all will like … so try the season's treat”
Contributed by: Randi