Christmas Carol by: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow When Christ was born in Bethlehem, 'Twas night, but seemed the noon of day; The stars, whose light Was pure and bright, Shone with unwavering ray; But one, one glorious star Guided the Eastern Magi from afar. Then peace was spread throughout the land; The lion fed beside the … Continue reading December 11th – Christmas Carol (Longfellow)
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by: Robert Frost Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village, though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow. My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near Between the … Continue reading December 8th – Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Obviously I can't post the whole story here, that would definitely land me a lump of coal in my stocking. 😉 But here is the last, and my favorite, page (spoiler alert): At one time most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed, it fell silent for all of them. Even … Continue reading December 7th – The Polar Express
The Oxen by Thomas Hardy Christmas Eve, and twelve of the clock. “Now they are all on their knees,” An elder said as we sat in a flock By the embers in hearthside ease. We pictured the meek mild creatures where They dwelt in their strawy pen, Nor did it occur to one of … Continue reading December 2nd – “The Oxen”
Christmas Bells by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I heard the bells on Christmas day Their old familiar carols play, And wild and sweet the words repeat Of peace on earth, good will to men. I thought how, as the day had come, The belfries of all Christendom Had rolled along th'unbroken song Of peace on … Continue reading December 1st – “Christmas Bells”
This last week I had a couple of things hit me hard. The first was a line in the song “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart" from Old Dominion (which hit #15 this week, props to them!). The song is generally about living without fear of failure and focusing on the things you can … Continue reading Chase the Dream? Or Chase the Money?