[Land-speed] Merry Christmas ... but first Happy Birthday. Not LSR

Wester Potter wester6935 at comcast.net
Mon Dec 24 16:29:11 MST 2007

Soon we'll be out the door to go to my wife's birthday party.  Once  
again she is only seven years younger than I am.  Looks fifteen years  
younger.  Her folks always made a big fuss about her birthday and that  
is a break for me because it separates the day from Christmas.

About Christmas:

For all the land-speed family ... have a great Christmas!

President Hunter said this some fifteen or so years ago.  It's worth  
repeating and remembering.

> Christmas is a time when we can give the greatest gifts. Christmas  
> is a time for giving. Someone once said he couldn't think of what to  
> give for Christmas. The next day in the mail he received an  
> anonymous list which read:
> Give to your enemy forgiveness,
> To your opponent tolerance,
> To your friend your heart,
> To all men charity, for the hands that help are holier than lips  
> that pray,
> To every child a good example, and to yourself-respect.
> All of us need to follow the example of the Savior in giving these  
> kinds of gifts.
> 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." (Adapted from an unknown author.) Christmas is  
> a celebration, and there is no celebration that compares with the  
> realization of its true meaning-with the sudden stirring of the  
> heart that has extended itself unselfishly in the things that matter  
> most. (94-20)
> You can find the true spirit of Christmas by turning your heart to  
> God. If you desire to find the true spirit of Christmas and partake  
> of the sweetness of it, let me make this suggestion to you. During  
> the hurry of the festive occasion of this Christmas season, find  
> time to turn your heart to God. Perhaps in the quiet hours, and in a  
> quiet place, and on your knees-alone or with loved ones-give thanks  
> for the good things that have come to you, and ask that his Spirit  
> might dwell in you as you earnestly strive to serve him and keep his  
> commandments. He will take you by the hand and his promises will be  
> kept.
> President Howard W. Hunter

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