Post from: MAPpingCompanySuccess
Well, what would you use on December 26 as the theme for Quotable Quotes? That said, I did try to put my own special spin on them.
Let’s get the worst part of Christmas—getting stupid—out of the way first. Stupid often makes it’s Christmas appearance at the office and if you don’t keep it under control you could end up parroting Phyllis Diller’s words, “What I don’t like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day,” as you polish up your resume.
Authenticity is a big part of Christmas especially when it comes to children’s make-believe, such as Santa. Shirley Temple makes a poignant point in this brief 26-word story, “I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.”
Edna Ferber offered a concise explanation of Christmas authenticity when she said, “Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.”
Bob Hope makes the same point a bit differently, “If you haven’t got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.”
Jesse Jackson reminds us that the most important gifts aren’t found wrapped under the tree, “Your children need your presence more than your presents.” I would add that your presence is also of more value to friends and family, too, and giving it doesn’t require cash, plastic or lay-away.
Even the Grinch, in the guise of Theodor Geisel, came to understand that, “Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store.”
All of this means that you can incorporate Christmas into your MAP and make it an integral part of your approach to life and enjoy it 24/365; or as Bryan White says, “Christmas makes me happy no matter what time of year it comes around.”
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