Thursday, December 25, 2008

Keeping Christmas

The Art of Keeping Christmas

How can we best keep Christmas? How can we best defeat the little bit of Scrooge in all of us and experience the glory of the Great Day?

By sinking the shafts of our spirits deep beneath the sparkling tinsel of the surface of Christmas and renewing within us the radiance of the inner meaning of the season.

By following the Star on an inward journey to Bethlehem to stand again in awe and wonder before the Babe in a Manger.

By rediscovering the faith and simplicity of a little child, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.

By being still and listening to the angels sing within our hearts.

By quietly evaluating our lives according to the Master's standards as set forth in the Sermon on the Mount.

By reaffirming the supremacy of the spirit in our conquest of ourselves.

By rededicating ourselves to the Master's ideals of Peace, Brotherhood, and Good Will.

By resolving to give ourselves away to others in love, joy and devotion.

By using the light of Christmas to guide us through the darkness of the coming year, refusing to go back to the dim kerosene lamps of the spirit when the brilliant electricity of Christmas is available to show us the way.

Wilfred Arlan Peterson

I will be back January 2009. I wish everyone a safe and happy New Years.
It is time to reflect and set new goals based on what worked and what didn't work in 2008.

Write it down,


  1. Carma, I love your blog & signed up for your newsletter & download your free pdf book. I think all of us can use some tips once in a while. I write for children myself! I've had two of my stories published on the 'net. I'll be sure to return to your blog but I have one question. Where did you get the widget for SCBWI? I'm a member myself but have never seen any.
    Deb :-)

  2. Hello Deb,
    Thank you so much for visiting and I am glad you like it. My SCBWI logo is not a widget. It is a picture that I copied and pasted in my side bar. If there is a widget I haven't found one but I haven't been looking either.

    Stick around and I hope to have more tips and info. My newsletter will be coming out Jan 2 09.


  3. Hi Carma...wonderful post. Looking forward to your valuable tips and posts in 2009. Wishing you a successful year in 2009.

    Warm regards,
    Donna McDine

  4. What a wonderful post, Carma.
    Thank you for leaving your encouraging comment on my blog.

    Merry Christmas and a very Happy & Successful New Year lit up by the brilliant light of Christmas!

  5. Hi Donna,
    Your warm wishes are so welcoming. I am wishing you the same.


  6. Natasha, I am sending great cheer and success your way.