Monday, December 24

Quotes of Note and a Message




I think I must have typed Merry Christmas at least 200 times already this month, but once more won't hurt! To all who read here, please know that you have given me many hours of pleasure this year with your writing, your humor, your compassion and your good wishes during our time of strife. You have been a sounding board and a stepping stone, both of which I needed in mass quantities since mr. kenju's stroke. Without your comments, advice and support, I might have had to resort to psychiatric therapy.....which I have been able to avoid thus far in my life....and hope not to have to try at this ripe age. Thank you for your many blessings, which you give freely (though you may not know it) and I receive in the spirit of gratitude, now and forever.

My whole family is coming Monday for our traditional Christmas Eve dinner and present exchange. I will be scarce on the internets for a short while.



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There are few things more disturbing than to find, in somebody we detest, a moral quality which seems to us demonstrably superior to anything we ourselves possess. It augurs not merely an unfairness on the part of creation, but a lack of artistic judgment. Sainthood is acceptable only in saints.

Pamela Hansford Johnson, poet and novelist (1912-1981)

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I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)

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A sect or party is an elegant incognito devised to save a man from the vexation of thinking.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher(1803-1882)

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A tragic indicator of the values of our civilization is that there's no business like war business.

Douglas Mattern, peace activist (b. 1933)

25 comments:

Square1 said...

Wonderful quotes, Kenju. And I thoroughly support and embrace blogging as a therapuetic measure. I'm glad it keeps you sane, and that you draw encouragement from it. Merry Christmas to you also, Insha' Allah.

Square1 said...

p.s. Michele sent me.

Seamus said...

I've been glad to be here with you Judy!

5 cents - the Dr. is in - Lucy

Merry Christmas to all the Kenjus!

ET said...

Merry Christmas to you and Mr. Keju, Judy.

Star said...

Merry Christmas Judy, to you and your family. You are so right about blogging being a form of therapy. I have found my sanity there on more than one occassion

Weary Hag said...

Judy,
After the dust of the holidays settles, we can pick up the pieces again and catch up... in the meantime, just stopping in to wish you and yours a healthy, happy and love-filled holiday season and new year!
WH

panthergirl said...

Merry Christmas to you, Judy!!! And I *love* the quotes. Too bad we don't have anyone as brilliant running our country, and those who made these observations about peace on earth.

Changes in the wind is said...

Judy, I only joined in the last few months so was not aware of your husband's stroke, only of your wonderful contributions:) Enjoy your holiday with your family:)

rennratt said...

Merry Christmas!

Let's get together after everything settles down.

I'll even bake!

Tabor said...

Merriest of holidays dearest Judy. You also sustain all of us in our times of stress and need. Don't forget that.

Dawn-Enigma Artist said...

Merry Christmas!!

Badabing said...

Merry Xmas to you and yours Judy. It's wonderful that you will all be together for Xmas.

Nikki-ann said...

Merry Christmas and all the best for 2008! I hope you have a wonderful time :)

rosemary said...

Merry, merry, Jusy. Enjoy your family and I hope you know you give 10 fold what you get from me.

justrose said...

merry christmas kenju!!!! xoxoxox

Mr. Althouse said...

I'm so glad to have shared part of your life with you and, even mpore, that you have shared some of mine.

Merry Christmas, Judy. Here's to better days ahead!

Michele sent me, but I was coming anyway.

Shephard said...

Great quotes as always. Good things to reflect on.

Merry Christmas Judy!

Awareness said...

Merry Christmas Judy. I always love visiting your blog.....probably because I feel like if we ever met in person, we would simply slide right into THE best conversation...... :)

Enjoy the season....and the much deserved holiday.

take care.

Suburban Island said...

Merry Christmas. Thanks for stopping by Suburban Island and leaving such kind comments.

BreadBox said...

Michele sent me to say "What Awareness said"! Others so often say what I want to say better, but I feel that if I say it often enough, well, it might just get through!

Have a lovely Christmas, and my your new year be merry and bright!

n.

Smiler said...

I enjoyed the quotes very much too. I wish you and your loved ones all the very best with plenty of health, love and happiness. Those are the most important three, right?

Bob-kat said...

Merry Christmas to you and Mr Kenju. I hope you have a lovely day :)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Very terrific quotations, Judy!
I so wish you the Very Best Of Christmases, my dear! I hope your Christmas Eve Dinner with all of your dear family was truly WONDERFUL! Blessings, my dear!

Jennifer said...

Right back atcha...Merry Christmas to you, and to Mr. Kenju too! :)

colleen said...

Thanks for the Merry Christmas wishes! I'm just now starting to visit others like when we were kids and went around the neighborhood the day after Christmas to see what our friends got. Michele sent me this time.