With a view on a snowy Christmas day in West Newbury Vermont, I want to pass along my very best holiday wishes to everyone!Â Thinking back to a recentÂ blog entry where I commented that “the world needs more love,”Â here are a few thoughts/inspirations from a variety of sources:
Lyrics from U2’s song, “One”
You got to do what you should
With each other
But we’re not the same
We get to
Carry each other
Carry each other
“We frail humans are at one time capable of the greatest good and, at the same time, capable of the greatest evil. Change will only come about when each of us takes up the daily struggle ourselves to be more forgiving, compassionate, loving, and above all joyful in the knowledge that, by some miracle of grace, we can change as those around us can change too.”
— MaÃread Corrigan-Maguire
Nobel Peace Prize winner and co-founder of the Community of Peace People in Northern Ireland.
Lyrics from the Beatle’s “All you need is Love”
Love, love, love,
love, love, love,
love, love, love.
There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done.
Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung.
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game It’s easy.
There’s nothing you can make that can’t be made.
No one you can save that can’t be saved.
Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you in time – It’s easy.
All you need is love, all you need is love, All you need is love, love,
love is all you need.
Finally, with a nod to my favorite movie,”It’s a Wonderful Life,” there is a scene in the middle of the movie, where George Bailey is in his office at the building and loan and on the wall, underneath the photograph of his recently deceased father Peter Bailey, there is a framed quote that rings true:
“All you can take with you is that which you’ve given away.”
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!