Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Thought and Spirit of Christmas

This was a poem children were encouraged to memorize in 1916


Not what we give,
But what we share;
The gift without the giver is bare;
He gives but worthless gold
Who gives from sense of duty.

Give aid if thou canst;
If not, a kind and gentle word.
It's loving and giving
That makes life worth living,
It's loving and giving
That makes life a song.

What is the thought of Christmas?
Giving.
What is the spirit of Christmas?
Love.

I don't know the author, but please feel free to repost because I am told it is in the Public Domain

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