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Saturday, December 25, 2010


Merry Christmas to all my friends!

Christmas' present to all of us

is the subtle messages underneath the obvious ones :

1.) Love comes unexpectedly.

2.) You find love in surprising places.

3.) Love comes at its own season, in its own unique way, wearing a face you weren't looking for.

But then, we can be forgiven for not hearing those messages. After all, none of us is perfect. Well, there was that one.

But we killed Him.

Or did we? I choose to think not. I know His message and the messages of this day are not dead.

Love never quite dies. It stays in the sparkle in the eyes of each passing generation of children.

The best Christmas stories, in both movies and books, remind us that love always seems to find a way,

though it comes to us in unexpected ways, shining in the eyes of those we might have overlooked in the past.

The Jews were expecting a king. They never got one because they were looking in the wrong places for the wrong faces.

A manger contained the prince of peace in its straw. Few were even aware of His arrival.

Only those who were not too proud to stop and consider love might come unexpectedly and from a source we would never have suspected of containing it. And only to those who had kept looking up.

Christmas teaches us to keep the child's sense of awe, of wonder, and of the willingness to believe ...

in the possibilities of miracles,

of the soft whisper of magic in the air if you but listen,

and in the healing power of love.

Like young Kevin in HOME ALONE, it is up to us alone to protect the home of our hearts from being robbed of their innocence and love.

Sometimes we do not see unicorns in the snow because we have stopped looking for them.

Continue to look. Continue to hold gently to the possibility of a miracle waiting for you just around the next corner or the one after that.

Excuse me. I think I hear a strange whinnying outside my door.

I'll open it to have a look. My unicorn may be out there below my terrace right now waiting for me to go for a ride in the moonlight.

You never know.

Keep looking and believing, Roland


  1. May you too have a memorable and Merry Christmas, and may we each experience love, including His love, even though we don't deserve it.

  2. Beautiful song. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas, Roland.

    Thoughts in Progress

  3. OH, I hope that unicorn is waiting for you, Roland. How awesome would that be .... What a wonderful thought. I would love to see one glistening in snow in the park across the street with the moonlight reflecting of its silky white mane.

    That is one lovely image to think about before retiring for the evening.

    The magic is all around.... like you said, we just need to look for it.


  4. Terry : The most precious love is that love we know we don't deserve but amazingly receive anyway, isn't it? May His love touch, not only your tomorrow, but all your tomorrows! Have a blessed Christmas!

    Mason : Isn't Josh Groban a great singer? And he did such a great job at that beautiful carol. May your Christmas be magical and full of joy!

    Michael : I thought you would like that image, especially with the snowscape you can see out your six windows tonight. May unicorns be waiting for us both very soon! Merry Christmas!

  5. That was beautiful. Really, truly beautiful. It's especially endearing to me now when my husband and I have rediscovered our love and each other these past few weeks.
    Wishing you the best, most wonderful holiday season ever--filled with magic and, of course, unicorns. Peace and love, brother.

  6. Oh yes, even the Grinch found a heart. A merry Christmas to Gypsy and you!
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  7. Merry Christmas, Roland, and God bless!

  8. The Miracle of Christmas is that Love never dies.

    Merry Christmas, Roland.

  9. Mery Christmas, Roland. Hope not only your day but the rest of forever is fill with happiness and joy.


  10. Merry Christmas Roland! Thank you so much for this sweet reminder that miracles do happen. I hope you have a wonderful holiday and get to go for that ride. ;)

  11. PK : I am so happy and uplifted that you and your husband have opened Christmas's greatest gift : love. May it bind the two of you closer and closer during a New Year that is truly magical and wondrous.

    Jules : Yes, even the Grinch. I guess there's hope then for my supervisor! LOL. May your Christmas be wonderful and healing. Thanks for the visit and wishes!

    Kitty : The Merriest of Christmases to you, too.

    Lisa : God bless you and yours with a wonderful Christmas and an even better New Year!

    Mary : Yes, the true miracle of Christmas is undying love that heals and lingers all through the year.

    Jodi : Always good hearing from you. And may your forever be magical and wonderful as well!

    Heather : Actually, I did dream I took that ride in the moonlight. LOL. Now, to write of a date with Angelina before I go to bed tonight! May your Christmas be all you wish and your New Year even more so! Thanks for enjoying my Christmas post, Roland

  12. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, filled with peace and joy. :)

  13. Ah, Josh Groban and his lovely voice, singing one of my fave Christmas songs. Beautiful!

    Yes, we killed the One who was perfect, but He allowed that so he could become a sacrifice for our shortcomings, and show love to us. And you're right--that message of reconciliation and love and peace lives on.


  14. Carol : Yes, it's His love that keeps me going each day. Isn't Josh Groban a great singer? May your Christmas be turning just great, Roland