quote by Anna Quindlen

The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.

— Anna Quindlen

Successful Holiday Giving quotations

Holiday giving quote Before you heal someone, ask him if he's willing to give up the things that made
Before you heal someone, ask him if he's willing to give up the things that made him sick.

My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?

Christmas is the season of joy, of holiday greetings exchanged, of gift-giving,and of families united.

Holiday giving quote Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it.
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass away.

To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To you, respect.

Family planning experts are now recommending giving men vasectomy gift cards for the holidays. Talk about taking the jingle out of the bells.


Nothing's as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas.

Holiday giving quote If you want to fly, give up everything that weights you down.
If you want to fly, give up everything that weights you down.
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the joy that you give to others is the joy that comes back to you

The act is unjustifiable that either begs for a blessing, or, having succeeded gives no thanksgiving.

For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas.

Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home.

Holiday giving quote Your silence gives consent.
Your silence gives consent.

I love the Christmas-tide, and yet, I notice this, each year I live;

I always like the gifts I get, But how I love the gifts I give!


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.

But see, in our open clearings, how golden the melons lie;

Enrich them with sweets and spices, and give us the pumpkin-pie!

Holiday giving quote You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.
You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.

On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.

In the house of God there is never ending festival;

the angel choir makes eternal holiday; the presence of God's face gives joy that never fails.

Thanksgiving is not just a warm, cozy holiday.

It's not merely a time of recreation and relaxation and watching football all day. As we give thanks, we need to put our mind, soul and spirit into our thanks and into our praise.

Holiday giving quote If you want to improve you self-worth, stop giving other people the calculator.
If you want to improve you self-worth, stop giving other people the calculator.

We're deep into the holiday gift-giving season, as you can tell from the fact that everywhere you look, you see jolly old St. Nick urging you to purchase things, to the point where you want to slug him right in his bowl full of jelly.

The magi, as you know, were wise men wonderfully wise men who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger. They invented the art of giving Christmas presents.

Presents are made for the pleasure of who gives them, not the merits of who receives them.

Holiday giving quote Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer give a damn.
Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer give a damn.
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When you give up yourself, that's when you will feel the true spirit of Christmas. And that's giving that's serving others and that's when you feel Which Christmas is the most vivid to me? It's always the next Christmas.

I like to look for gifts throughout the year.

If I find the perfect item for someone, I put it in my "gift closet" and keep it for the next holiday. But I often get too excited and just give it to them before!


'Tis blessed to bestow, and yet, Could we bestow the gifts we get, And keep the ones we give away, How happy were our Christmas day!

Holiday giving quote When you give up remember why you started.
When you give up remember why you started.

Thanksgiving-giving thanks in everything-prepares the way that God might show us His fullest salvation in Christ.

Holiday and Holy Day, Christmas is more than a yule log, holly or tree.

It is more than natural good cheer and the giving of gifts. Christmas is even more than the feast of the home and of children, the feast of love and friendship. It is more than all of these together. Christmas is Christ, the Christ of justice and charity, of freedom and peace.

I'm never home. I miss birthdays. I miss holidays. I miss anniversaries. I miss special moments. I'm not always there for important times, because I'm out on the road trying to make people laugh. I give up my privacy. I give up the ability to walk somewhere and relax.

Holiday giving quote Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experie
Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.

Some poems are for holidays only. They are polished and sweet, but it is the sweetness of sugar, and not such as toil gives to sour bread. The breath with which the poet utters his verse must be that by which he lives.


Whenever you give someone a present or sing a holiday song, you're helping Santa Claus. To me, that's what Christmas is all about. Helping Santa Claus!

I have strong doubts that the first Thanksgiving even remotely resembled the 'history' I was told in second grade. But considering that (when it comes to holidays) mainstream America's traditions tend to be over-eating, shopping, or getting drunk, I suppose it's a miracle that the concept of giving thanks even surfaces at all.

Holiday giving quote Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do.
Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do.

I love Thanksgiving because it's a holiday that is centered around food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me.

A holiday gives one a chance to look backward and forward; to reset oneself by an inner compass.

Travel can transform communities and lives around the world.

.. Imagine if we got to a place where people can go on holidays as their way of giving back.

Holiday giving quote You have only got three choices in life: give up, give in, or give it all you've
You have only got three choices in life: give up, give in, or give it all you've got.

Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!

In our open society, we are inclined to give to the less fortunate for the pure goodness of giving. We open our home to those who are alone on this holiday to spread some warmth into the life of another.

In some countries Women's Day is a national holiday and men give women flowers.

In America Women's Day falls on another holiday, Mardi Gras, where men give women beads in the respectful and post-feminist desire to see their naked boobies.

Whenever you can't think of something to be grateful for, remember your breath.

With each breath you take, you can say, 'I'm still here.' Make each day a holiday of thankfulness -and give yourself the gift of gratitude!

When I think about the holidays, I think about the Salvation Army guys ringing bells in front of stores. They're always so nice to you and they're always willing to give a heart to heart conversation. They actually bear the winter cold to ask for your petty cash with a smile on their face. Fudge those guys.

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