<DIV><DIV><I>“I smiled all the way home, marveling at how I’d just been given the greatest Christmas gift of all. That extra dose of perspective reminded a too-busy family of what is most important in life. Until then I had been consumed with doing, doing, doing. ‘I don't have time for this,’ had always been my motto. Now, I'm still the same person, but I’ve learned that life is more than doing and rushing to the next project. This life is for enjoying and for loving. It wasn’t a lesson I wanted to learn, but it was certainly one I needed to grasp.” <BR><BR><B>—from </I>THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS</B></DIV></DIV> <BR><BR><i>Continues...</i> <!-- copyright notice --> <br></pre> <blockquote><hr noshade size='1'><font size='-2'> Excerpted from <b>The Spirit of Christmas</b> by <b>Cecil Murphey</b> Copyright © 2011 by Cecil Murphey. Excerpted by permission.<br> All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.<br>Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.