Fulfillment comes not from what is showered upon you, but from what you allow to radiate out from within you. To be happy simply remember to give, give, give from the heart of your Being. Life’s greatest secret, life’s greatest mystery, life’s greatest paradox is that by giving out what lies deep within, you become full. Such giving need not be overt… it need not be acknowledged… it need only be done… Remember that the greatest gift you can give another, the essence of all gifts, is understanding.
Find below some quotes about Christmas that I enjoyed, partly because they were atypical – some were funny, some meaningful, all sweet… For the anecdote to the first quote, reread what was written above.
Christmas is a time when you get homesick – even when you’re home.
As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be, Christmas is.
A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;
It makes no noise at all,
But softly gives itself away.
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.
Nothing’s as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas.
Three phrases that sum up Christmas are: Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men, and Batteries not Included.
I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included.