“Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, benevolence, were all my business. […]
“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
Christmas Eve brings together all the magic of the holiday season. The last minute shopping completed, we ready our hearts for the special day anticipated since the beginning of December. All the plans have been made, the gifts wrapped and the baking completed.
And then the day comes…