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Saturday, December 25, 2010

The Spirit of Christmas 2010



Inspired Quote of the Day

May the Spirit of Christmas live in your heart, today and always. ~ unknown


Today's Brilliance

The Spirit of Christmas 2010

The Spirit of Christmas 2010

Christmas comes but once a year....

If today were my last day on Earth and I could share 500 words of brilliance with the world, here are the important things I'd want to pass along to others...

THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS

Contributed by Father Miles O'Brien Riley

I was concluding a three day Christmas retreat in Raleigh, North Carolina when a family gave me this lovely, loving story.

It's just a small white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree. No name, no identification, no inscription. It has peeked through the branches of our tree for the past 10 years or so.

It all began because my husband Mike hated Christmas—oh, not the true meaning of Christmas, but the commercial aspects of it: overspending, the frantic running around at the last minute to get a tie for Uncle Harry and the dusting powder for Grandma—the gifts given in desperation because you couldn't think of anything else. Knowing he felt this way, I decided one year to bypass the usual shirts, sweaters, ties, and so forth. I reached for something special just for Mike. The inspiration came in an unusual way.

Our son Kevin, who was 12 that yea...

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Today's Inspired Product

Merry Christmas!

On this beautiful Christmas morning, here is our wish for you.

We wish you a Christmas morning covered in snow..... (enjoy the rest of the song), entitled, This Christmas Day.

This song is co-written by my daughter, Carly, and her friend Sara Beck, and performed by Carly. Enjoy and have a very Merry Christmas with love and good wishes from the InspireMetoday.com team.






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