The Twelve Quotes of Christmas 2010

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Christmas is a glorious season more than a specific holiday. Depending on where you where born and crew up Christmas means something different to you than to me. An while Christmas is equated to Christianity that link becomes more and more tenuous each year, as earthlings adopt the season as a splendid opportunity to find the giving power within us all. For to give is divine. To give of ourselves is supreme.

May you heart with filled with giving this holiday season, and linger there the whole year round.

Below are my pick of 12 Christmas quotes for 2010, they are a little gift of words from me to you. And with the sphere of Beautiful Summer Morning is all my hearts can give to everyone who enters here.

With Love

Nick

1.You give but little when you give of your possessions.  It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Source:  Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

2. But it is a cold, lifeless business when you go to the shops to buy something, which does not represent your life and talent, but a goldsmith’s.

Source: Ralph Waldo Emerson,  “Gifts,” Essays, Second Series, 1844

3.A hug is a great gift – one size fits all, and it’s easy to exchange.

Source: Author Unknown

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4. Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.  Source:  Norman Vincent Peale

5.He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.

Source: Roy L. Smith

6.Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!

Source: Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers, 1836

7. Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.

Source: Peg Bracken

8.A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;

It makes no noise at all,

But softly gives itself away.

Source: Eva Logue

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9. Christmas!  The very word brings joy to our hearts.  No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given – when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes.  ~Joan Source: Winmill Brown

10.Were I a philosopher, I should write a philosophy of toys, showing that nothing else in life need to be taken seriously, and that Christmas Day in the company of children is one of the few occasions on which men become entirely alive.

Source: Robert Lynd

11 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.

Source: WC Jones

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Whatever else be lost among the years, Let us keep Christmas still a shining thing: Whatever doubts assail us, or what fears, Let us hold close one day, remembering its poignant meaning for the hearts of men. Let us get back our childlike faith again.

Source: Grace Noll Crowell

Merry Christmas to All

With Love

Nick

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