The ad contributed to an overall year-on-year sales increase for John Lewis of 44.3 per cent in the five weeks to Christmas.
Featuring the strapline Give someone a Christmas they'll never forget, the ad ends with the bear waking on Christmas morning for the first time and sitting in front of a decorated tree beside the hare.Some people my age — extreme middle-age — train for marathons, or paddle down the Amazon, skydive, or adopt. And having realized this one long-shot dream with my grown child gave me the confidence to try something even harder: to date. The thing was, I had just done something brave, which was to write a memoir with my son, tour the East Coast together, and appear on stages before hundreds of people at a time. The prophet tells us, “Your old will have visions; your young will dream dreams.” Elderly women in a retirement community in Mill Valley protested the war in Iraq on a busy thoroughfare with placards every Friday for years. But one dream coming true doesn’t mean you give up on other lifelong dreams.A man I know of 22, halfway to a medical degree, is pursuing ballet dreams in New York City. You’re not dream-greedy to want, say, a cool career and a mate.I only say this having been party to many a conversation with older ladies in the past, over a shop rail of nylon macs.As I am in my 60s now, many of these ladies I guess, will have passed on.These quotes below here are mainly funny as well as inspirational and motivational.Now moved to its own page, see the more serious collection of inspirational and motivational quotes for leadership, training, personal visualization, etc.Quotes for training, personal development, and inspiration.Quotes provide helpful references and inspirational examples for business and life.