May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through ! ~Author Unknown
It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving. - Mother Teresa
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. - Charles Dickens
We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. - Winston Churchill
Give yourself entirely to those around you. Be generous with your blessings. A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal. - Steve Maraboli
“Presents are made for the pleasure of who gives them, not the merits of who receives them. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving. - Amy Wilson - Carmichael
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. - Kahlil Gibran
I know what I have given you...
I do not know what you have received.
- Antonio Porchia
I do not know what you have received.
- Antonio Porchia
The bank of love is never bankrupt. - Steve Maraboli
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.- George Eliot
Generosity is not giving me that which I need that you do, but it is giving me that which you need more that I do.- Kahlil Gibran
Even the smallest act of caring for another person is like a drop of water -it will make ripples throughout the entire pond...― Jessy and Bryan Matteo
Yes, of course we could all use some help. There isn't a person alive without a need. So don't ask the silly question, just figure out how you're going to help and do it ! - Richelle E. Goodrich
I want you to understand that your first duty is to humanity. I want others to look at us and see that we care not just about ourselves but about others.
― Madam C.J. Walker
Don't wait for other people to be loving, giving, compassionate, grateful, forgiving, generous, or friendly... lead the way ! - Steve Maraboli
Some of us are like the Dead Sea, always taking in but never giving out, because we are not rightly related to the Lord Jesus. - Oswald Chambers
It's easier to take than to give. It's nobler to give than to take. The thrill of taking lasts a day. The thrill of giving lasts a lifetime. - Joan Marques
Giving of any kind... taking an action... begins the process of change, and moves us to remember that we are part of a much greater universe.
― Mbali Creazzo
You often say ; I would give , but only to the deserving, The trees in your orchard say not so , nor the flocks in your pasture.
Surely he who is worthy to receive his days and nights is worthy of all else from you.
And he who has deserved to drink from the ocean of life deserves to fill his cup from your little stream. See first that youyourself deserve to be a giver , and an insturument of giving.
For in truth it is life that gives unto life-while you , who deem yourself a giver , is but a witness. - Kahlil Gibran
The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value - Charles Dudley Warner
The great art of giving consists in this the gift should cost very little and yet be greatly coveted, so that it may be the more highly appreciated. - Baltasar Gracian
What we spend, we lose. What we keep will be left for others. What we give away will be ours forever. - David McGee
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
The manner of giving is worth more than the gift. - Pierre Corneille
Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, when I give I give myself. - Walt Whitman
For so many centuries, the exchange of gifts has held us together. It has made it possible to bridge the abyss where language struggles.- Barry Lopez
The more you love, the more love you are given to love with. - Lucien Price
Only when you give from the heart does it make the giving whole. - Stephen Richards
When you know that everything matters—that every move counts as much as any other—you will begin living a life of permanent purpose. - Andy Andrews
I come in a world of iron...to make a world of gold - Dale Wasserman
Who are you that men should rend their bosom and unveil their pride, that you may see their worth naked and their pride unabashed?
See first that you yourself deserve to be a giver, and an instrument of giving. - Kahlil Gibran
It is the apathetic person that sees the cause while the charitable person sees the need. - Shannon L. Alder
God prospers me not to raise my standard of living, but to raise my standard of giving. - Randy Alcorn
...often, stepping outside your comfort zone is not careless irresponsibility, but a necessary act of obedience. - Andy Stanley
As believers, we all have the responsibility to leverage our wealth for kingdom purposes. - Andy Stanley
When a man becomes a Christian, he becomes industrious, trustworthy and prosperous. Now, if that man when he gets all he can and saves all he can, does not give all he can, I have more hope for Judas Iscariot than for that man ! - John Wesley
Do you not know that God entrusted you with that money (all above what buys necessities for your families) to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to help the stranger, the widow, the fatherless; and, indeed, as far as it will go, to relieve the wants of all mankind? How can you, how dare you, defraud the Lord, by applying it to any other purpose ? - John Wesley
Service is a smile. It is an acknowledging wave, a reaching handshake, a friendly wink, and a warm hug. It's these simple acts that matter most, because the greatest service to a human soul has always been the kindness of recognition. - Richelle E. Goodrich
You are the gift that only you would have to give. - Silvia Hartmann
There is no better exercise for your heart than reaching down and helping to lift someone up. - Bernard Meltzer
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. ~Kahlil Gibran
A wise lover values not so much the gift of the lover as the love of the giver. ~Thomas á Kempis
The only gift is a portion of thyself. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers. ~Seneca
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. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
A hug is a great gift - one size fits all, and it's easy to exchange. ~Author Unknown
'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 !
Pleasure is spread through the earth
In stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find.
~William Wordsworth, 1806
What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God. ~Eleanor Powell
The Lord loveth a cheerful giver. He also accepteth from a grouch. ~Catherine Hall
God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame. ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning
It isn't the size of the gift that matters, but the size of the heart that gives it. - Eileen Elias Freeman
Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons. ~Ruth Ann Schabacker
Change always comes bearing gifts. ~Price Pritchett
Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today ? Today is a gift. That's why we call it the present. ~Babatunde Olatunji, also attributed to Alice Morse Earle
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you ?" ~William A. Ward