I can't even count how many Christmas Eve's I've stayed up all night finishing sewing projects, wrapping presents or baking. The television (in the early years) would have all the old movies on--A Christmas Carol with Alastair Sim, Jack Warner and Kathleen Harrison and my all time favorite, It's A Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed while I frantically tried to get everything done; now I watch them on DVD. I feel this Christmas Eve will be no different. My mother said to me once, "The hurrier you go, the behinder you get!" and that is oh so true, but I came across this verse that I find calming and I hope you do too while you're scrambling to get everything done.
It is never too late to be happy;
It is never too late to smile;
It is never too late to extend a hand;
With a cheering word once in a while.
For there's never a sorrow or worry
In all this green-covered earth
But is followed soon by a gladsome joy
And a generous measure of mirth.
~Jeanette H. Carey
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