In the classic movie, Miracle on 34th Street,  Fred and Doris are romantically interested in each other.  Written below is an argument between them because Fred has decided to take on the legal case of Kris Kringle:

Fred:  It’s not just Kris on trial. It’s everything he stands for.  It’s kindness and joy and love and all the other intangibles.

Doris:  Oh Fred, you’re talking like a child.  You’re living in a realistic world and these lovely intangibles of yours are attractive and not worth very much.  You don’t get ahead that way.

Fred:  That all depends on what you call getting ahead.  Evidently, you and I have different definitions.

Doris:  These last few days we talked about some wonderful plans.  Then you go on an idealistic binge.  You give up your job.  You throw away all your security and then you expect me to be happy about it.

Fred:  Yes, I guess I expected too much.  Look Doris, some day you’re going to find that your way of facing this realistic world just doesn’t work and when you do, don’t overlook the intangibles.  You’ll discover they’re the only things that are worthwhile.


May the true meaning of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, be a blessing to you and may you enjoy many intangibles!

Live with Love!  Peace!


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