Wishing You the Happiest of Happy Christmas’s This Year — Daily Quote

Charles Dickens’ novella A Christmas Carol was first published on December 19, 1843. The initial run of 6,000 copies sold out by Christmas Eve, and the publisher, Chapman & Hall, issued a second, and then the third edition before the year’s end. They claim the book has never been out of print in the 176 years since its original publication. It has inspired countless adaptations. It never fails to make the most popular Christmas movie lists. An impressive accomplishment for a story of approximately 28,000 words.

Despite the Bah Humbug, scary ghosts, the portrayal of subsistence living, and an overbearing boss, it is an optimistic tale, portraying redemption’s forgiveness and love’s strength. We see generosity’s effects on our fellow humans and the infectious nature of good cheer throughout the year. It is an evergreen reminder that we possess the power to create a positive impact on others. Generations continue to confirm the heartfelt reality of our human condition.

This holiday season, I wish you fond recollections of childhood pleasures. May you create precious new memories with cherished friends and family. During the festivities, take a quiet moment to reflect on times past and present as you imagine a brighter future.

How will you carry the holiday spirit into the New Year?

_________________________________________

Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

--

--

--

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

A quietly extraordinary life

Gifting through crochet…

Making Things Right When There Is Still Time

My Mother Told Me: “Don’t Be like Me.”

Gut Punch (shassyswalkabout.com)

What’s in a name

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Jo Hawk

Jo Hawk

More from Medium

Suspicion

Lullabies for Little Criminals | Heather O’Neill

Circe — Book Review

Free will