Furoshiki-wrapped Christmas gift. Wolfgang H. Wögerer,Austria.Wikimedia Commons.
It has become my Christmas and New Year custom on Ways Of Thinking, to choose for you all some of the most pertinent quotes from the past year, from my blog and from those I put daily on Twitter, along with some seasonal images and beautiful depictions of winter.
Snow Mountains . Giovanni Giacometti. Wikioo.
I hope these and next week’s quotations and images will bring you a little good cheer, both now and during the coming months, as we face the winter and the ongoing struggle with the virus.
This has been another hard year, with illness, sadness and loss for so many people.
The uncertainty about whether we will be able to be with loved ones this Christmas reflects the uncertainty of the world right now, as we all grapple with the pandemic.
Winter. Alexander Rhynd Robb. Wikioo.
TO MY READERS AND FOLLOWERS: HAVE A SAFE, HEALTHY AND PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS.
First Snow in Autumn. Tom Thomson. Wikioo.
“Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.”
Marc Chagall. The Violinist. Flickr.
“To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.”
Winter Sunshine . Ethel Leontine Gabain. 1935.Wikioo.
“Beneath every behavior there is a feeling. And beneath every feeling there is a need. And when we meet that need rather than focus on the behavior, we begin to deal with the cause, not the symptom.”
Eva Gonzalès. Morning Awakening 1876. Wikimedia Commons.
“It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.”
Gustave Caillebotte. Parc Sous La Neige, Paris (1888) Wikimedia Commons.
If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The Conversation. Mary Stevenson Cassatt. Wikioo.
“What happens when people open their hearts?” “They get better.”
Christmas Roses. Claude Monet. 1883. Wikioo.
“By being there for others, even in the smallest way, we will make an impact that can enhance a moment, an hour, a day, perhaps a life.”
Dr Linda Berman
Jan Grubiński (1874–1945) Świeży śnieg(Freshly Fallen Snow)Wikimedia Commons.
“Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.”
Bowl With Kintsugi Repair. Haragayato. Wikimedia Commons.
“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.”
Girl With Christmas Tree. 1892. Franz Skarbina. Wikimeida Commons.
“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.”
Roy L. Smith
SENDING A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGING, HELPFUL FEEDBACK ABOUT MY BLOG POSTS.
LOVE TO YOU ALL, FROM LINDA. 🌲❤️
© Linda Berman.