Saturday, December 24, 2011

Wishing You Merry

Did you know the English word "Merry" did not start out conveying a sense of mirth or joy? It meant a sense of blessed, peacefulness; deep down inner joy , not revelry. Example: the song God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen. Notice the comma after Merry. The word Merry is not used to describe Jolly Gentlemen, but rather to bless them "God rest ye peacefully, Gentlemen. Thus saying Merry Christmas is to give someone a blessing. 

I wish you a Merry Christmas; a peaceful, blessed season of inner joy that feeds your soul in ways food never could and never will. Please be well and stay well.



downsizers said...

Thank you and have a very Merry Christmas yourself. It is good to be able to reflect on what is really important and to not take notice of the transient things. "We never have as much as we want but we always have more than we need."

F. McButter Pants said...

Love that " joy that feeds your soul in ways food never could or will."

Right back at ya! Peace, joy and love.

Maren said...

Merry Christmas!!!

Cenandra said...

Merry Christmas Jane!!

Jane Cartelli said...

Thank you and Merry Christmas to you all!