“It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humour.”
– Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
Whether you live in good health or poor, may you travel well on your journey, and may your eyes face the horizon with courage.
May all your regrets dissolve like the dust from your footsteps, and may your find enough strength within to fulfill those dreams you deem worthy of the sacrifice.
May pain and sorrow, that cannot survive the sting of good cheer, soon release you from their grip. May the blessings of the season bring you joy and hope.
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 traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!
-Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers