Mary Kay Classic Christmas

12-24-2013 9:00 AM

During this Christmas week, I've chosen to republish a portion of Mary Kay's speech titled, Keeping Christmas All Year Round.  I'm not sure when she originally gave the speech, but her message is timeless.

Merry Christmas, and enjoy!

This world needs a rekindling of the Christmas Spirit … right now on a permanent basis.  

The Christmas spirit of wonder, love, joy and goodwill should not be reserved for a special date on the calendar or a short season of the year.  Christmas is a season of the heart, an attitude of mind, and a deep awareness of the presence and activity of God in our lives.  We should celebrate Christmas 365 days a year! 

Let the Christmas spirit of joy and peace and goodwill possess you.  Let God’s infinite love flow through your thoughts, your words and your acts to bless and inspire all mankind.  

Declare to yourself, “This is going to be the best Christmas of my life. I will allow Christ’s spirit of love, peace, and goodwill to make a permanent change for the better in my mind and my heart.  I am at peace with my world.”  

At any other time of the year, we might be skeptical.  However, at Christmas, everything seems practical and possible.  So go ahead, helpl the needy child.  Be generous to a family not as fortunate.  Fill stockings for the poor.  Give more than you would at any other time of the year.