Nate’s Monday Morning Message Volume 1,196

Welcome to this week’s Monday Morning Message! From my family and team, please let us be the first to wish you a day filled with tradition (new and old), laughter, holiday merriment and togetherness. May each package have the perfect bow, each dish have just the right flavor and that you create memories which will live on for years to come. Thank you for being a part of my life. Let’s make it a great day – happy holidays!


Christmas Bells by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,    
And wild and sweet    
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom    
Had rolled along    
The unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Till ringing, singing on its way,
The world revolved from night to day,    
A voice, a chime,    
A chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Then from each black, accursed mouth
The cannon thundered in the South,    
And with the sound    
The carols drowned
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

It was as if an earthquake rent
The hearth-stones of a continent,    
And made forlorn    
The households born
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And in despair I bowed my head;
“There is no peace on earth,” I said;    
“For hate is strong,    
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!”

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;    
The Wrong shall fail,    
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men.”



“I smell Christmas in our kitchen, an’ my heart gets big an’ glad.” – Jean Blewett

“The family is the first essential cell of human society.” - Pope John XXIII

“The spirit of celebration and togetherness is a great source of inspiration.” - Nandita Mahtani

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