“Christmas is more than a time of music, merriment and mirth;
it is a season of meditation, mangers and miracles.
Christmas is more than a time of carols, cards and candy;
it is a season of dedication and decision.”
“I had never been over there before. I walked in and asked [visiting clubhouse manger] Mark Stowe, 'Which way do I go?' That was weird. It's just weird parking in the parking lot and going to the other clubhouse.”
“In each of them, like in the manger of Bethlehem, Jesus knocks at the door of our hearts, asking that we make room for him in our lives. God is like this. He does not impose, he never enters with force, but like a child asks to be welcomed.”
“You can shed tears that she is gone,
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all she's left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see her,
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her only that she is gone,
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what she'd want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.”