Dear friends,

Have a very Merry Christmas.

All the best for the New Year.

Love,
Vicky 2Hearts

I will go to the Philippines for about a month. I will miss you all. Have a happy holiday season. See you in February.


http://www.cptryon.org/prayer/adx/xhome.html

O God,
by your heavenly star,
you guided those who were wise
to your beloved Son, Jesus Christ.

May your blessing come to rest on our home and all of us.
Make our lives wise with your wisdom,
true to your teaching,
and enlivened by your love.
May your Word made flesh
make his home among us. Amen.

O God,
by your heavenly star,
you guided those who were wise
to your beloved Son, Jesus Christ.

May your blessing come to rest on our home and all of us.
Make our lives wise with your wisdom,
true to your teaching,
and enlivened by your love.
May your Word made flesh
make his home among us. Amen.


The new year, like a new born child, is placed in our hands as the old year passes away. The days and weeks to come are God's gift; they carry God's blessing. As a blessing we welcome them. Our hope for the year ending is that all that was good in it remain with us an all that was harmful be left behind.

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Have a very Happy New Year everyone.

Love,
Sue Cat Cat2

Our office is closed until the 27th.

Have a safe and wonderful trip Vicky.
We will miss you.

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Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.



I am going away to Montreal for a few weeks to visit some dear old friends, and my nephew.

Have a safe trip Vicky and enjoy the company of your relatives.

Sincerely,
Gisele
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Merry Christmas All!!!
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Originally posted by dear Gisele:
Have a safe trip Vicky and enjoy the company of your relatives.
Angel


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Who was Saint Nicholas?

Nicholas was born in Patara, a city of Licia in Asia Minor (part of modern day Turkey), around 255-257 A.D.

Little is know about his background, except that he came from an affluent family. When he was still a young man, Nicholas heard of an honorable family who had fallen into poverty. The father had three young daughters, who were unable to marry because their father was too poor to offer a dowry. In desperation, the father resolved to deliver his daughters to a brothel.

When Nicholas heard of their plight, he came up with a scheme to assist this family. According to legend, the young Nicholas tossed three packets of money through their window one night. This money was sufficient to pay for the dowry of the three daughters. The tradition of giving gifts on Christmas morning stems from Nicholas' act of charity.

http://www.ulib.iupui.edu/kade/sn_story.html

Have the heart of a gypsy, and the dedication of a soldier -Beethoven in Beethoven Lives Upstairs

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Enjoy your holidays.
Wishing you all a Happy New Year.

Love,
yoko
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One single still light shines bright: if you intentionally pursue it, after all it's hard to see. Suddenly encountering it, people's hearts are opened up, and the great matter is clear and done. This is really living, without any fetters -- no amount of money could replace it. Even if a thousand sages should come, they would all appear in it's shadow.

zen wisdom

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Have a safe and enjoyable trip Vicky.
Thank you for posting.

Dear friends,

Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS

And a HAPPY NEW YEAR

Love, Inda
**********

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

—Kahlil Gibran

***************


Dear Tim,
We will always love your beautiful poetry.


Listen closely
To this story
Of a child written long ago,
Who came from the mountains
To the distant valleys
Bringing a message of peace and hope.
This child sang to all the people
Words were whispered far and near,
Of the power that’s in the heart
Of the wisdom all can share.

“In your heart
And in your mind
Working together
You will find,
All the treasures
And all the gold
Lies in two simple words
Never needed to be told.
Feel the warmth
Which grows inside
And in this feeling
You will cry,
Sounds of freedom
Sounds of laughter
Sounds of children
Forever by your side.”

Some of the people
Wanted the secrets
To all the treasures
All of the gold,
They took this child
And locked him up
Keeping this child
Deep inside.

These people grew in sickness
Age and resentment
Hate and fear,
Never understanding
Never receiving
Forever lonely in despair.

And when the child had faded and died
They had lost their secret
This wealth was gone,
They could not share in
This life treasure
These words in which they seek.

When elders looked
To the other people
And saw them happy
Full of life,
Full of laughter
Full of love
Reflecting ever clearly
So brilliantly bright.

“How could this be
We had the child
We held him within,
He was ours to keep
Ours to have
Never to share
Never to lend.
Only the words
We were never told
To all the riches
And to all the gold,
Died with this child
Never again to be seen
Forever left, untold.”

As their feelings
Turned from anger
Turned from jealousy
Turned towards rage,
A child did step forth
And kissed them lightly
Only then did they know.

The words for which they were seeking
To all the riches, all the treasures
And all the gold,
Laid in their heart
Always there
Never needed to be told.


This feeling, forgiveness
This feeling of love
Came from deep within,
From within their soul,
Is all that is treasured
Is all that is needed
Wealthier than all the gold.

So now you know the story
The words, the feelings
Living within us all.
Live your life
Live it as a child,
Live it in forgiveness
Live it in love.

Listen closely
To this story,
Of a child,
Written long ago.

by: Tim Cannon
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Thank you for sharing Tim Canon's poem. It is very beautiful.

Enjoy the rest of the holiday.

Love,
yoko

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you my dear friends! Christmas is already over, but I hope we shall be able to keep within the Spirit of Love for the days to come.
Wishing Vicky a happy trip to the Philippines and Gisèle a nice sojourn in Montreal with her friends and relatives.
After four days of rest and celebrations tomorrow I will be back at the office. Too soon! But at least it will be less hectic in comparison to before Christmas!
May everybody walk in joy on the Path of Love.
Always I am close in loving friendship.
Margherita Hug 2Hearts

Dear Margherita,

It is wonderful to see you back. You are never too late; we are still enjoying the holidays, and we are off until January the 2nd.

On January 7th I am going to Hawaii for three weeks, so I am really happy to see you here before leaving.

Thank you for the wonderful image, and have a very happy 2007.

love, Inda

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J E S U S


Your name is on the lips of millions
while they gaze into Your baby eyes.
Whether your smile has been shaped
in wood, marble, gold, silver or stone
you touch the heart of every soul.

To celebrate Your sacred birth on Earth
we rebuild the scene of Bethlehem
and we become like children again,
to feel the genuine joy, sweet Jesus,
of that glorious hour of Your arrival.

You had been given a special mission
You were an extraordinary divine gift
for those who shared Your time
and for all the future generations.
An everlasting treasure for the world.

May we remember Your divine Light
and the message you came to share,
may we be able to identify with You,
to become true messengers of love too,
in order to heal every heart on Earth.

Be our guide on the Path of our Life,
be our light when we can’t see our aim,
be our support when we feel too frail,
be our voice when we don’t know what to say!
Kindle the divine spark within our souls!

May we become like children again,
to walk with You in trust and joy,
spreading love all over the world
providing reason to rejoice for all
remembering the truth that we are One.



May the Spirit of Christmas remain with us and may our Mission of Love and Peace be successful.

Love and Joy.
Margherita
quote:



J E S U S


Your name is on the lips of millions
while they gaze into Your baby eyes.
Whether your smile has been shaped
in wood, marble, gold, silver or stone
you touch the heart of every soul.

To celebrate Your sacred birth on Earth
we rebuild the scene of Bethlehem
and we become like children again,
to feel the genuine joy, sweet Jesus,
of that glorious hour of Your arrival.

You had been given a special mission
You were an extraordinary divine gift
for those who shared Your time
and for all the future generations.
An everlasting treasure for the world.

May we remember Your divine Light
and the message you came to share,
may we be able to identify with You,
to become true messengers of love too,
in order to heal every heart on Earth.

Be our guide on the Path of our Life,
be our light when we can’t see our aim,
be our support when we feel too frail,
be our voice when we don’t know what to say!
Kindle the divine spark within our souls!

May we become like children again,
to walk with You in trust and joy,
spreading love all over the world
providing reason to rejoice for all
remembering the truth that we are One.



May the Spirit of Christmas remain with us and may our Mission of Love and Peace be successful.

Love and Joy.
Margherita


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Dear Margherita,

Thank you for your beautiful message.

The winds sing of it, the rain falls through it, the earth churns with it, the ocean rolls in it. It is spirit moving form. It is the soul of all creation. It is love.

Hawaiian

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Dear Margherita,
This is very beautiful.
Thank you for reminding us what Christmas is all about.

Love,
Sue

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Wishing everyone who celebrates a very

MERRY CHRISTMAS

2019



J E S U S


Your name is on the lips of millions
while they gaze into Your baby eyes.
Whether your smile has been shaped
in wood, marble, gold, silver or stone
you touch the heart of every soul.

To celebrate Your sacred birth on Earth
we rebuild the scene of Bethlehem
and we become like children again,
to feel the genuine joy, sweet Jesus,
of that glorious hour of Your arrival.

You had been given a special mission
You were an extraordinary divine gift
for those who shared Your time
and for all the future generations.
An everlasting treasure for the world.

May we remember Your divine Light
and the message you came to share,
may we be able to identify with You,
to become true messengers of love too,
in order to heal every heart on Earth.

Be our guide on the Path of our Life,
be our light when we can’t see our aim,
be our support when we feel too frail,
be our voice when we don’t know what to say!
Kindle the divine spark within our souls!

May we become like children again,
to walk with You in trust and joy,
spreading love all over the world
providing reason to rejoice for all
remembering the truth that we are One.

Margherita.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS 2019

to all who celebrate. Thank you Vicky for bringing back Margherita's beautiful Christmas poem.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS 2019

May all beings have a good time, sufficient food, warm rooms and good health.


Listen closely
To this story
Of a child written long ago,
Who came from the mountains
To the distant valleys
Bringing a message of peace and hope.
This child sang to all the people
Words were whispered far and near,
Of the power that’s in the heart
Of the wisdom all can share.

“In your heart
And in your mind
Working together
You will find,
All the treasures
And all the gold
Lies in two simple words
Never needed to be told.
Feel the warmth
Which grows inside
And in this feeling
You will cry,
Sounds of freedom
Sounds of laughter
Sounds of children
Forever by your side.”

Some of the people
Wanted the secrets
To all the treasures
All of the gold,
They took this child
And locked him up
Keeping this child
Deep inside.

These people grew in sickness
Age and resentment
Hate and fear,
Never understanding
Never receiving
Forever lonely in despair.

And when the child had faded and died
They had lost their secret
This wealth was gone,
They could not share in
This life treasure
These words in which they seek.

When elders looked
To the other people
And saw them happy
Full of life,
Full of laughter
Full of love
Reflecting ever clearly
So brilliantly bright.

“How could this be
We had the child
We held him within,
He was ours to keep
Ours to have
Never to share
Never to lend.
Only the words
We were never told
To all the riches
And to all the gold,
Died with this child
Never again to be seen
Forever left, untold.”

As their feelings
Turned from anger
Turned from jealousy
Turned towards rage,
A child did step forth
And kissed them lightly
Only then did they know.

The words for which they were seeking
To all the riches, all the treasures
And all the gold,
Laid in their heart
Always there
Never needed to be told.


This feeling, forgiveness
This feeling of love
Came from deep within,
From within their soul,
Is all that is treasured
Is all that is needed
Wealthier than all the gold.

So now you know the story
The words, the feelings
Living within us all.
Live your life
Live it as a child,
Live it in forgiveness
Live it in love.

Listen closely
To this story,
Of a child,
Written long ago.

by: Tim Cannon

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