Simple Country Pleasures

The simplest of pleasures is sometimes just a kind word spoken to others……

Great little One! whose all-embracing birth
Lifts Earth to Heaven, stoops Heaven to Earth.
~Richard Crashaw

“The first fall of snow is not only an event, but it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of world and wake up to find yourself in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment, then where is it to be found?”  —-J.B. Priestley, novelist and playwright

“At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year.” –Thomas Tusser

“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” –Dr. Seuss

“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” –Peg Bracken

“The only blind person at Christmastime is he who has not Christmas in his heart.” –Helen Keller

“Remembrance, like a candle, burns brightest at Christmas time.” –Charles Dickens