Christmas Eve.

December 24, 2014 § 1 Comment

“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?” – Bob Hope

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley

https://southwestdesertlover.wordpress.com/tag/christmas-at-monument-valley/

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“When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness.” – Bob Hope

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Colorado National Monument

Colorado National Monument

https://www.facebook.com/coloradonma

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“Christmas is built upon a beautiful and intentional paradox; that the birth of the homeless should be celebrated in every home.” – G.K. Chesterton

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Mount Shasta, California

Mount Shasta, California

http://snowbrains.com/noaa-15-forecasted-mt-shasta-ca-today/

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“I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.” – Harlan Miller

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Farolitos Canyon Road

Farolitos Canyon Road

http://santafe.org/Visiting_Santa_Fe/Winter_Events/

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“…freshly cut Christmas trees smelling of stars and snow and pine resin – inhale deeply and fill your soul with wintry night…” – John Geddes

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Chaco Canyon

Chaco Canyon

http://www.spiritofchacoblog.com/chaco_canyon/

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“What is the spirit of Christmas, you ask?  Let me give you the answer in a true story…
On a cold day in December, feeling especially warm in my heart for no other reason than it was the holiday season, I walked through the store sporting a big grin on my face.  Though most people were far too busy going about their business to notice me, one elderly gentleman in a wheelchair brought his eyes up to meet mine as we neared each other traveling opposite directions.  He slowed in passing just long enough to speak to me.
“Now that’s a Christmas smile if I ever saw one,” he said.
My lips stretched to their limit in response, and I thanked him for the compliment.  Then we went our separate ways. But, as I thought about the man and how sweetly he’d touched me, I realized something simply wonderful!  In that brief, passing interaction we’d exchanged heartfelt gifts!
And that, my friend, is the spirit of Christ~mas. ” – Richelle E. Goodrich

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Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

http://www.utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2012/11/28/winter-getaway-at-the-grand-canyon/

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“It’s been my experience that most folk who ride trains could care less where they’re going. For them it’s the journey itself and the people they meet along the way. You see, at every stop this train makes, a little bit of America, a little bit of your country, gets on and says hello. That’s why trains are so popular at Christmas. People get on to meet their country over the holidays. They’re looking for some friendship, a warm body to talk to. People don’t rush on a train, because that’s not what trains are for. How do you put a dollar value on that? What accounting line does that go on?” – David Baldacci, The Christmas Train

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