An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.
What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think, we imagine others think also.
The phrase ‘Happy Xmas’ is derived from the Greek. When the Emperor Constantine had his great vision which led him to convert to Christianity he saw the Greek letters 'X' and 'P' entwined. These are the first two letters of the Greek word for Christ, and 'XP' can be used to represent Christ. This is where the phrase ‘Xmas’ comes from, and the 'X' alone is used to mean Christ.
But, the bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.