Christmas.

December 25, 2017 § Leave a comment

“Christmas magic is silent. You don’t hear it—you feel it, you know it, you believe it.”
Kevin Alan Milne

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Christmas Cactus

https://www.new-mexico.cactus-society.org/

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 “When I discovered libraries, it was like having Christmas every day.”  – Jean Fritz

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Things-to-Do-in-Santa-Fe-tamale

https://www.turquoisebear.com/top-things-to-do-in-santa-fe.html

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“I love snow for the same reason I love Christmas: It brings people together while time stands still. Cozy couples lazily meandered the streets and children trudged sleds and chased snowballs. No one seemed to be in a rush to experience anything other than the glory of the day, with each other, whenever and however it happened.” – Rachel Cohn

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Inn on the Alameda

https://www.innonthealameda.com/2013/12/31/joes-blog-luminario-or-farolito-either-way-it-makes-santa-fe-sparkle/

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“Christmas Gift Suggestions:
To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.” – Oren Arnold

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Canyon Road

Canyon Road

http://www.okeeffecountry.com/canyon-road.html

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“Acceptance, when it comes, arrives in waves: Listen with your chest. You will feel a pendulum swing within you, favoring one direction or another. And that is your answer. The answer is always inside your chest. The right choice weighs more. That’s how you know. It causes you to lean in its direction.” ― Augusten Burroughs, You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas

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San Jose de los Jemez Mission Church

https://rozannehakala.photoshelter.com/image/I0000hUMWCni9wfk

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“This Christmas mend a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust. Write a letter. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in word and deed. Keep a promise. Forgo a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Apologize. Try to understand. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else. Be kind. Be gentle. Laugh a little more. Express your gratitude. Welcome a stranger. Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth. Speak your love, and then speak it again.” – Howard W. Hunter

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Sangre de Christo Mountains

https://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g60958-i29520707-Santa_Fe_New_Mexico.html

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“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Maya Angelou

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Santa Fe

https://santafe.org/blog/8-farolito-photos-to-brighten-the-holiday/

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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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