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Apple Seeds - January 2008

Inspirational Quotes for Educators
by Barb Erickson
Regular contributor to the Gazette
January 1, 2008
Every morning Barb/MI posts an inspiring or thought-provoking quotation we refer to as an "Apple Seed" on the main chatboard The "Apple Seeds" she posted during the month of December are compiled here.


12-01The ornaments of our house are the friends who frequent it.~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
12-02It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. ~ Kahlil Gibran
12-03Joy is not in things; it is in us. ~ Wagner
12-04There is no better time than Christmas to enjoy the wonders of nature, to share with others out of our abundance, and to celebrate the presence of special people in our lives. ~ unknown
12-05Christmas comes softly, silently, sweetly Ė wrapping its loveliness about the world . . . and once again the most beautiful message on earth is repeated: Peace on Earth, Goodwill to All. ~ unknown
12-06We shall find peace, we shall hear the angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds. ~ Anton Chekov
12-07Todayís Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday. ~ Gladys Taber
12-08The gift without the giver is bare. ~ James Russell Lowell
12-09However much of Christmas giving, the real Christmas must first be in the heart. ~ unknown
12-10It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmastime. ~ Charles Dickens
12-11Every time a hand reaches out to help another . . . that is Christmas. ~ unknown
12-12Christmas . . . a season of special joy, the most beautiful time of the year. ~ Rachel Davies
12-13Christmas is the time to let your heart do the thinking. ~ Patricia Clafford
12-14What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. ~ Agnes M. Pharo
12-15When shall all peopleís good be each personís rule, and universal peace lie like a shaft of light across the land. ~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson
12-16The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each otherís burdens, easing othersí loads, and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas. ~ W. C. Jones
12-17At this special time of year: Follow the children. Hear the joy in their laughter. See the love in their eyes. Feel the hope in their touch. ~ unknown
12-18The things we do at Christmas are touched with a certain extravagance, as beautiful, in some its aspects, as the extravagance of nature in June. ~ Robert Collyer
12-19There is love at Christmas because Christmas was born of love. ~ Josepha Emms
12-20A very important part of the joy of living is the joy of giving.~ William Buck
12-21The winter season is a time of joy and celebration: of friends and family. Itís a time of reflection and a time for renewal; a time to share the dream of peace upon the earth and harmony among all beings. ~ Laurel Burch
12-22Let us hear one another. Let us see one another. Let us touch one another. ~ Louise Magnuson
12-23All the world is young at Christmastime. ~ unknown
12-24And so we come again to Christmas, with all its color and joy, its magic and wonder, its spirit of goodwill and warmth. ~ Esther Baldwin York
12-25Christmas is here and now for everyone who is able and willing to receive it. ~ Ida Belle McGill
12-26If you didnít get all the things you wanted, you can still be grateful for all the things you didnít get that you didnít want. ~ Michael Nolan
12-27The most vivid memories of Christmases past are usually not of gifts given and received, but of the spirit of love, the cherished little habits of the home. ~ Lois Rand
12-28Happy faces, glowing with love Ė the Christmas decorations we should never put away! ~ Margaret Benton
12-29Merit begets confidence, confidence begets enthusiasm, enthusiasm conquers the world. ~ Walter H. Cottingham
12-30You have to know and feel what you are writing about. ~ Irving Berlin
12-31Hope smiles on the threshold of the year to come, whispering that it will be happier. ~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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