Writers are just people who have a whole lot on the inside that they need to get to the outside, with pen and paper as their preferred method of transport. Same with dancers, artists, and singers - all the same urges with differing transportation.
A man is at his finest towards the finish of the year;
He is almost what he should be when the Christmas season's here;
Then he's thinking more of others than he's thought the months before,
And the laughter of his children is a joy worth toiling for.
He is less a selfish creature than at any other time;
When the Christmas spirit rules him he comes close to the sublime...
~ Edgar Guest
I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.
~ Charles Dickens
The man who most vividly realizes a difficulty is the man most likely to overcome it.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose. ~Indira Ghandi
Be thankful for all that you are given. Be blessed with all that you have. Regard adversity as a new season of life. Find faith in the divine. Have hope in tomorrow.