Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Christmas

"Tonight I want to tell you the story of an empty stocking.
Once upon a midnight clear there was a child's cry. A blazing star hung over a stable and wise men came with birthday gifts.
We haven't forgotten that night down the centuries. We celebrate it with stars on Christmas trees, with the sound of bells and with gifts. But especially with gifts. You give me a book, I give you a tie. Aunt Martha has always wanted an orange squeezer and Uncle Henry could do with a new pipe. For we forget nobody, adult or child. All the stockings are filled. All that is except one. And we have even forgotten to hang it up. The stocking for the child born in a Manger.
It's his birthday we're celebrating. Don't let us ever forget that. Let us ask ourselves what He would wish for most. And then let each put in his share, loving kindness, warm hearts and a stretched out hand of tolerance. All the shining gifts that make Peace on Earth."
Bishop Henry Brougham (David Niven) The Bishop's Wife - 1947

8 comments:

His Girl Friday said...

Happy Christmas, Peajay, and to J & D. :)

storyteller said...

Lovely ... thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas to you and yours ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Mrs Successful said...

Awwwwwwwwwwww - that's a nice story Peajay! Peace, peace and more peace - that is indeed what this world needs.

I know nothing about Christmas, only getting 2/10 (wish I hadn't taken the quiz).

Hope your injury heals quickly and your 'low-down' mood even quicker - don't give it too much houseroom - I'm sure that mood is an invited guest!

For 2009 - all the best when it comes! xx

His Girl Friday said...

I've got a whisky toast set aside for ya...hope all is well. Come by my blog, and 'sit by the fire'. :)

His Girl Friday said...

ps. we watched the Bishop's wife the other night. It was TB's first time seeing it...he absolutely loved it! :)

Mrs Successful said...

C'mon Peajay - liven up - time to post your New Year Resolutions!!!! xxx

Nick McGivney said...

C'mon Peajay! I really shouldn't be wishing you Happy New Year in a December post! Hope 2009 is wonderful, and thanks for being part of our 2008.

His Girl Friday said...

oh, come on you guys, Peajay has been busy tis all..... :)

er, Peajay, new post, please... ;Dx