Your life is a gift from the Creator. Your gift back to the Creator is what you do with your life.— Billy Mills
Most Powerful Birthday Gift quotations
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That's why we call it present.
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
To give somebody your time is the biggest gift you can give.
Everyone is gifted, but some people never open their package.
I played rugby for years, and I had a rugby jacket that I lost when I was 14.
Somehow, my brother found it in storage 15 years later, and he gave it back to me for my 30th birthday. That was amazing and probably one of the best gifts I've ever received.
The worst gift is a fruitcake. There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep sending it to each other.
Children are grateful when Santa Claus puts in their stockings gifts of toys or sweets. Could I not be grateful to Santa Claus when he put in my stockings the gift of two miraculous legs? We thank people for birthday presents of cigars and slippers. Can I thank no one for the birthday present of birth?
The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
You know, we'd just had a birthday, he was.
.. you know, he still had a future out of him, and all I can is he was just one of the most beautiful people in the world... a very gifted man, and it's a loss to the world, not just for us.
Let every birthday be a festival, a time when the gladness of the house finds expression in flowers, in gifts, in a little fête. Never should a birthday be passed over without note, or as if it were a common day, never should it cease to be a garlanded milestone in the road of life.
On my tenth birthday a bicycle and an atlas coincided as gifts, and a few days later I decided to cycle to India...However, I was a cunning child so I kept my ambition to myself, thus avoiding the tolerant amusement it would have provoked among my elders.
Yesterday is a history; Tomorrow a mystery; Today is a gift; That's why we call it the present
Never look a gift horse in the mouth.
John McCain is falling down on the job.
He has gotten weak. He has gotten old. I do want to wish him a happy birthday. He is going to be 80 on Monday and I want to give him the best birthday present ever, the gift of retirement.
Every birthday is a gift. Every day is a gift.
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
We all take Mother's Day seriously and then it's like a month later, a bunch of kids get together and say, "I guess we should do this for the old man, too." Father Day's is weird. It's like celebrating Darth Vader's birthday. It's odd I think. Even the gifts we give dads. Like neckties, which are just like a silk noose. Or books. Would you ever want someone from another generation to give you a book?
And if you're going to criticize me for not finishing the whole thing and tying it up in a bow for you, why, do us both a favor and write your own damn book, only have the decency to call it a romance instead of a history, because history's got no bows on it, only frayed ends of ribbons and knots that can't be untied. It ain't a pretty package, but then it's not your birthday that I know of so I'm under no obligation to give you a gift.
I begged my mom for a beat machine, she spent a crazy amount of money - so there were no more Christmases, no more basketball camps, no more birthday gifts. I always knew that's what I wanted to do.
The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.
Not listening is probably the commonest unkindness of married life, and one that creates - more devastatingly than an eternity of forgotten birthdays and misguided Christmas gifts - an atmosphere of not loving and not caring.
When I was 13 or 14, my mother used to gift me books that I was dying to read.
Those are my most memorable birthday gifts.
Practical gifts are another great way to be thoughtful, and they work for anything from birthdays to dinner-party gifts.
The greatest gift you can give to someone is your time. Because when you give your time, you are giving a portion of your life that you will never get back.
I'm an avid shoe fan. I got my first pair of Louboutins as a birthday gift from Jami Gertz.
I would only spend a week or two in the Philippines, most probably the week during my birthday because I am planning to give away Christmas gifts to the poor people of General Santos just like what I did last year.
Did you get Mom a birthday present?" Helen asked.
"Yes," Gansey replied. "Myself." "The gift that keeps on giving." "I don't think that minor children are required to get gifts for their parents. I'm a dependent. That's the definition of dependent, is it not?" "You, a dependent!" his sister said, and laughed. "You haven't been a dependent since you were four. You went straight from kindergarten to old man with a studio apartment.
Nature never gives everything at once.
I think on my next birthday, I'm going to buy her a present.
I think that should be the tradition. The kid gets gifts from everybody, and he buys one present for his mom since she was there, too. I think that would be nice.
There's a gift in your lap and it's beautifully wrapped and it's not your birthday. You feel wonderful, you feel like somebody knows you're alive, you feel fear because it could be a bomb, because you think you're that important.
But we're going to smile and pretend we're fine with the dorky birthmas gifts because people do not get that they can't mush a birthday into christmas.
The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.
High expectations weren't nurtured in my neck of nowhere back then - children weren't fawned over from an early age as 'gifted' and groomed for a prizewinning future; self-esteem was considered something you had to pick from the garden yourself.