Posted by: Anne | December 13, 2014

quotes about giving

“Ask two questions this Christmas. First: “What do you want to give to others for Christmas?” Second: “What do you want for Christmas?” The first fosters generosity of heart and an outward focus. The second can breed selfishness if not tempered by the first.”
― Author Unknown

“Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide open heart that thinks of others first. The birth of the baby Jesus stands as the most significant event in all history, because it has meant the pouring into a sick world the healing medicine of love which has transformed all manner of hearts for almost two thousand years… Underneath all the bulging bundles is this beating Christmas heart.”
― George Matthew Adams, The Christmas Heart

“Christmas is not just a time for festivity and merry making. It is more than that. It is a time for the contemplation of eternal things. The Christmas spirit is a spirit of giving and forgiving.”
― J. C. Penney

“You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.”
― Robert Louis Stevenson

“For it is in giving that we receive.”
― Francis of Assisi

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
― Winston S. Churchill

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”
― Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

“Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.”
― Peter Marshall

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
― Charles Dickens

“The belief that unhappiness is selfless and happiness is selfish is misguided. It’s more selfless to act happy. It takes energy, generosity, and discipline to be unfailingly lighthearted, yet everyone takes the happy person for granted. No one is careful of his feelings or tries to keep his spirits high. He seems self-sufficient; he becomes a cushion for others. And because happiness seems unforced, that person usually gets no credit.”
― Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

“I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy.”
― Khalil Gibran

“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“People start to heal the moment they feel heard.”
― Anonymous

“Good works is giving to the poor and the helpless, but divine works is showing them their worth to the One who matters.”
― Criss Jami

“Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.”
― Oren Arnold

“The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others’ burdens, easing other’s loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas.”
― W. C. Jones

“For Christmas this year, try giving less. Start with less attitude. There’s more than enough of that in the world as it is – and people will usually just give it back anyway!”
― Anne Bristow

“So remember while December
Brings the only Christmas day,
In the year let there be Christmas
In the things you do and say.”
― Anonymous

“It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you… yes, it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand.”
― Mother Teresa

“Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself.”
― Norman Wesley Brooks, “Let Every Day Be Christmas,” 1976

Sources:
quotations.about.com/od/Inspirational-Christmas-Quotes/a/Inspirational-Christmas-Quotes.htm

www.goodreads.com

www.goodreads.com

www.neloo.com/Christmas/quotes.html

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