I love the first snowfall of the year; with the arrival of winter I feel close to home. We have our Christmas rituals and family dinners. And as I reflect, I smile at the nostalgia of my life.
I have lived in three different cities since leaving home long ago, but in truth – home will always be where my mother lives. I remember her looking out the window of our old house and asking me if I thought it was going to be a white Christmas. And I can’t help but somehow feel that when the snow finally fell – those words made it magical.
That old house my father rebuilt was a castle. I remember how much cool stuff my parents had stashed everywhere. The basement was a maze filled with antiques and treasure boxes of new things. So many important memories live on that street. When my mother finally sold it, I walk around for one last time and cried my eyes out. I realized that until I had my own family, nothing would ever feel that safe again.
Heart warming Winter quotes and photos is my 5th photo Blog collection. Each photo links directly to the original source.
Of winter’s lifeless world each tree
Now seems a perfect part;
Yet each one holds summer’s secret
Deep down within its heart.
~Charles G. Stater
One kind word can warm three winter months. ~Japanese Proverb
“Lovers, forget your love And list to the love of these She a window flower And he a winter breeze …” Robert Frost
Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories. ~From the movie An Affair to Remember
When the great sun has turned his face away,
The earth goes down into a vale of grief,
And fasts, and weeps, and shrouds herself in sables,
Leaving her wedding-garlands to decay -
Then leaps in spring to his returning kisses.
Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts. ~Janice Maeditere
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ~Norman Vincent Peale
The message of Christmas is that the visible material world is bound to the invisible spiritual world. ~Author Unknown
At Christmas play and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes but once a year
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.” Victor Hugo
“People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.” Anton Chekhov
“In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.” William Blake
“Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life’s relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth.” Soren Kierkegaard
On a lone winter evening, when the frost Has wrought a silence.
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. ~Roy L. Smith
In the bleak midwinter Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak midwinter, Long ago.
Christina G. Rossetti
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveler, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home! ~ Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers, 1836
Wouldn’t life be worth the living
Wouldn’t dreams be coming true
If we kept the Christmas spirit
All the whole year through?
That love weighs more than gold!
~Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon
“Darkness is cheap, and Scrooge liked it.”
- A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
“Men’s courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead,” said Scrooge. “But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change. Say it is thus with what you show me!”
- A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens.