Wednesday, December 22, 2010


I love to cozy up with a good book (or two) during the Winter Break.  I just finished reading a novel called "Lakeshore Christmas" by Susan Wiggs. Interdispersed within the book are well-known quotes, prose and small passages about the holiday season.  One such piece, "The Christmas Credo" by Daniel Roselle, immediately touched my heart and I wanted to share it with you.

At Christmas time I believe the things that children do.

I believe with English children that holly placed in windows
will protect our homes from evil.

I believe with Swiss children that the touch of edelweiss
will charm a person with love.

I believe with Italian children that la Befana is not an ugly doll but a good fairy who
will gladden the hearts of all.

I believe with Greek children that coins concealed in freshly baked loaves of bread
will bring good luck to anyone who finds them.

I believe with German children that the sight of a Christmas tree
will lessen hostility among adults.

I believe with French children that lentils soaked and planted in a bowl
will rekindle life in people who have lost hope.

I believe with Dutch children that the horse Sleipner
will fly through the sky and fill the earth with joy.

I believe with Swedish children that Jultomte
will come and deliver gifts to the poor as well as to the rich.

I believe with Finnish children that parties held on St. Stephen's Day
will erase sorrow.

I believe with Danish children that the music of a band playing from a church tower
will strengthen humankind.

I believe with Bulgarian children that sparks from a Christmas log
will create warmth in human souls.

I believe with American and Canadian children that the sending of Christmas cards
will build friendships.

I believe with ALL children that there will be peace on earth.


Dan Gurney said...

Just lovely. I love the way in this season it's okay to believe. Love your blog!! I'm gonna follow it on Mr. Kindergarten

Mrs. Pearce said...

Why thanks for the positive nod! Would love to have you stop by and visit :-))