Monday, December 21, 2009

A Christmas Belief

Happy Yule!

At Christmas time I believe in 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 heart 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 Saint 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 children that the sending of Christmas cards will build friendships.

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

Daniel Roselle

5 comments:

Diana Troldahl said...

Thank you. What an absolutely perfect thing to read on Solstice Day :-0}

Lynx said...

I wonder if the Greek children still consider it good luck if they choke on the coins.... yeah, that's what would happen around here!!!

Other than that little problem, this is a beautiful listing of beautiful thoughts! Just like you!

gypsylulu said...

How lovely, Leslie! thank you..
Many good wishes coming your way for a blessed hoilday...
gypsy

Leslie said...

Bright Blessing upon you all this eve and every other one!

BeverlyDiane said...

Beautiful! You may share my link with anyone you wish. I would be flattered.