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Christmas Has Done Me Good


“What’s Christmastime…. but a time for paying bills without money, a time for finding yourself a year older, and not an hour richer, a time for balancing your books?…. If I could work my will, every idiot who goes about with “Merry Christmas:, on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.  He should!”  so says.. Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens.

But shall we let the story stop there? I say not…. And with that,  this is how Scrooge’s nephew replies………. “There are many things from which I might have derived good, by which I have not profited.  I dare say, Christmas among the rest. But I am sure I have always thought of Christmastime…. as a good time, a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time: the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut up hearts freely…. And therefore, uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pockets, I believe it has done me good, and will do me good.”


May you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!



M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S !

M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S!


M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S!!





My prayer for you is that Christmas has done you good, and will do you good this year. Someone was born over 2000 years ago that has done us all good and will continue to do us good…. And for that, I am so very, very thankful this Christmastime.  May you  and your family have a most blessed Christmas!

I know this is a tremendously hard time of year for some who have lost relatives or friends.  It can be a time of overpowering sadness and depression, as the thoughts of those who have gone on ahead of them in this life catapult in as a tidal wave of memories that wash their feet out from under them.  Try to remember those who are alone this Christmas season, not only from a physical perspective, but from an emotional perspective as well.  Show them you care, and let them know it is okay to talk about those who have gone on ahead, and how much their loved ones meant to them, and that they are stilled missed. A gentle pat on the hand, a soft hug, and just being a listener that really cares… goes a long,long way. It is something they need to do, for each time they talk of them, it brings a certain amount of healing. Help them heal..  Gone from our sight… but forever with us… especially at Christmastime.


  1. foguth says:

    MERRY CHRISTMAS to you, too & may 2017 be your best year, so far!

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  2. This is lovely Tony. Merry Christmas to you and your family and may 2017 bring you nothing but joy!💁🏻

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  3. lynn__ says:

    Thanks for the greetings…and remembering those who left an empty place. A very merry CHRISTmas to you too!

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  4. Merry Christmas. In telling my 14 year old what a good Christmas I thought he’d have this year, he smiled at me and said, “I don’t care what’s under the tree. It will be a good Christmas because we’re all together.” It was a humbling reminder. So I hope you have a wonderful time celebrating Jesus with your family – because ‘you’re all together’.

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  5. Yes… What great words from your 14 year old… Blessings to you my friend.. From one Okie to another… Merry Christmas!!


  6. tabitha59reachingout says:

    Right on, Tony. Merry Christmas to you and yours. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  7. jjspina says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family too, Tony! Blessings! 🤗


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