Peace on Earth will come to stay when we live Christmas every day. ~ Helen Steiner Rice

Residents in our society (community) got together last evening for a Christmas Carol Night! The Carols were were sung with verve, spirit and joy by the young and the old with the audience enthralled and unmindful of the cold.

Carol singing

Carol singing

 

In all the lovely carols I always found the The Little Drummer Boy very touching and meaningful. The poor boy believes in himself and goes in faith to see the newborn King. He does not waver even though he has no rich gifts to lay before the King. As soon as he sees the Newborn King the little drummer boy’s hands start playing the drums as his offering ~ And his little lamb too comes alive. So finally it’s faith that has real value which is much more valuable than the material riches of the world.

“It is not the gift! but the thought that counts”. ~ Henry Van Dyke

My warm greetings to all my blogger friends for a wonderful and cheerful holiday season. May your homes always be full of Joy and Peace!

 

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About dilipnaidu

An open mind! Love to share my thoughts and a keenness to learn. An engineer and a MBA I had a wonderful innings in the Army and later moved to consultancy and teaching. My current interests are reading, music, growing culinary herbs, playing golf and yoga. I am serious on "Living life less seriously". A warm welcome to you be well and be cheerful always.

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  1. sindhoooo says:

    Wow! You had a great celebration!

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  2. rommel says:

    Best wishes this 2015!!!

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  3. Aquileana says:

    What a wonderful start to the new year (as christmas is already gone!)โ€“ loved this post โ€“ all the best in 2015! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Aquileana ๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. Dear Dilip.. I trust you have had an enjoyable Christmas my friend.. And you know you are wished all the very best for 2015 xxx Hugs Sue

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  5. pdhillon says:

    Merry Christmas Sir.. and a Happy New Year.. lovely read :-))

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Oh hi Poonam what a beautiful surprise I am so delighted. I am sure you’re doing very well and enjoying life and work ๐Ÿ™‚

      All the best to you for a fantastic and rewarding 2015!
      Cheers ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. That is my wish for the new year, peace for all beneath the heavens. Happy New Year Dilip.

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  7. May peace surround you and family, Dilip! Enjoy the cheerful season, as the Drummer Boy beckons ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. BroadBlogs says:

    Peace and good will to all!

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  9. dheemanb says:

    Awesome post, Sir ๐Ÿ™‚

    Wish a very happy 2015 ahead. Hope you are enjoying your holidays. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Regards,

    Dheeman

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  10. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  11. Maria F. says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog and Merry Christmas!

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  12. Paula says:

    The true message of Christmas. Thank you, Dilip. My warmest wishes to you and your loved ones!

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  13. Allison says:

    Dearest Dilip,

    What a joyous and beautiful post! I am all caught up in the merriment! Thank you, my friend for your bright spirit. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I wish you a very peaceful Christmas and all the light and beauty 2015 can offer you. I’m so very glad we met this year!! Feeling grateful and blessed for sure.

    Peace, love and joy,

    Namaste, dear one,

    Allison

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    • dilip says:

      Dear Allison you are always so kind and encouraging that one can’t help but feel inspired. Your choice of words always touch the right chords and perhaps that’s the reason you have a large following of loyal friends.

      You too and also your near and dear ones have a beautiful Christmas and please do continue to spread peace and joy.

      With kindest regards,
      Dilip

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  14. Thank you Dilip, Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.
    Warm regards.

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  15. Madhu says:

    Thank you dear Dilip. Wishing you much happiness in the year ahead.

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  16. VEDANT says:

    merry Christmas sir!!

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  17. Simona says:

    AUGURISSIMI ๐Ÿ™‚

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  18. renxkyoko says:

    A very Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones ! Cheers !

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  19. Binky says:

    Yes, it would be nice if we could extend the holiday spirit to fill the whole year.
    Merry Christmas, Dilip, and a Happy New Year!

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Well thanks to you Peter with along with your witty blogger friends who keep our humour at peak through out the Year. Of course the cute Wombies need a big pat for their hilarious antics.

      Merry Christmas to you too Peter. Have fun ๐Ÿ™‚

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  20. LadyPinkRose says:

    Oh, Dilip, this post put tears in my eyes. It is so beautiful, and the story of the drummer boy and the song, put tears in eyes even more. May you and your family have a very Blessed and Merry Christmas. I hope you will see my Merry Christmas post. Know it will be up tomorrow and stay there all week long. Bless you for this perfect post! Love, Amy

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  21. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  22. Happy holidays Dilip….have a great festive season ahead..Merry Christmas and stay blessed.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  23. aFrankAngle says:

    In this season of goodness, joy and peace to you and everyone around you … and my Christmas post will be up for your Christmas Eve. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  24. Happy Holidays, my dear Dilip. Joy and Peace to you too, my friend! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  25. Heta Gala says:

    Merry Christmas ๐Ÿ˜€

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  26. Rajagopal says:

    Dilip , this is one of the most beautiful posts I have seen glorifying yuletide spirit this season. Amid the lakes, flowers and greenery, you appear to be leading a contented life as a true Texan…wishing you merry xmas, happy holidays and all the best for another great year ahead… Raj .

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Its indeed very kind of you Raj for your inspiring words. Well this lovely evening was organized in my Society here in Pune as I returned from Texas a couple of week ago (I ought to have added the location in the post itself ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      You are right however on the beautiful environs in Texas it is a great place for a sabbatical and I do enjoy my visits there.

      I heartily reciprocate your Greetings and wish you and the family a wonderful days.

      Regards
      Dilip

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