Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy New Year!

I wish you all Peace, Prosperity and Happiness in the New Year!


Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Is A Time For Love

Christmas is a time for love, a time for Joy and Peace;
A time to trim the Christmas tree and a time to stuff the geese.
It's a time when we can come together, however far or near
To shed a little hope into a world of sorrow and fear.

Yet Christmas can be all year round, if only we would try,
To gently wipe an old man's brow or sooth a baby's cry.
If we could smile throughout the year as we do on Christmas day
Just think what happiness we shed along life's weary way.

To give a gift of Hope to one who otherwise has none
To be a friend to somebody whom everyone else has shun.
To be forgiving of our faults, and of our sistrs and our brothers
To live in Peace and Harmony with ourselves and with each other.

Ah, Don't you see that Christmans is more than just opening gifts?
It's more than singing Christmas Carols and rolling in big snow drifts.
It's a feeling that can stay throughout each day, all year;
And all it takes is a loving Heart...and a sensitive little tear...


El Muralla
6:06 PM, December 18, 2008

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Christmas Greetings

To Everyone:

Since it began, I have been following the various posts on our hometown blog. I must say that many of the posts are very helpful, with many thought-provoking comments and almost all are very interesting. We have to thank Annie for coming up with the idea of a Bacon blog and putting it into effect.

We have no doubt that all those who participate in this blog are sincere in their desire to help improve our hometown. However, everyone approaches matters, situations or issues in a different manner and, usually, not with the same viewpoint, which generates some of the more passionate discussions. That is all good for as long as the discussions, while expressing frank and honest views, are conducted with due respect and courtesy to all participants. In such a manner, discussions would, hopefully, be more productive and generate ideas that, if given effect, could redound to the benefit of Bacon and its people.

At the advent of the Christmas Holidays, however, let us pause for a few moments and remember the Season for Giving, for friendships, and for wishing our friends, relatives and all who are dear to us the joys of the Season. While we enjoy the Holidays, let us always remember the reason and meaning of Christmas - to celebrate His birth and the peace and goodwill that it brings to all.

Merry Christmas to all. Happy Holidays.

Tony Figueroa, DTM
Past District 46 Governor, 2005-2006
Metropolitan New York & New Jersey
Toastmasters International
"TOASTMASTERS - The Road to Success"