Healing Quotes (Christmas Quotes Past)

Healing Quotes 220

“When happiness shows up, always give it a comfortable seat.”
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~ Feziwigg, The Christmas Carol
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Healing Quotes 338
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“Christmas – that magic blanket that wraps itself about us,
that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance.
It may weave a spell of nostalgia.
Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer,
but always it will be a day of remembrance –
a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.”

~ Augusta E. Rundel
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Healing Quotes 339
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“Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind.
To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy,
is to have the real spirit of Christmas.”
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~ Calvin Coolidge
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Healing Quotes 461
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“One way of celebrating the Solstice is to consider it a sacred time of reflection, release, restoration, and renewal.”
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~ Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy
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Healing Quotes 464
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“Some holiday traditions are sacred. In our house one such tradition is the annual Christmas classic cinema celebration.”
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~ Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance: The Daybook of Comfort and Joy
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Healing Quotes 466
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“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?”
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~ Bob Hope
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Healing Quotes 467
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“Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.”
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~ Janice Maeditere
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Healing Quotes 468
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“One of the things that Christmas reminds us is that Jesus Christ was once a child.”
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~ Hark Herald Sarmiento
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Healing Quotes 469
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“How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few, His precepts!”

~ Benjamin Franklin
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Healing Quotes 470
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“Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you.”
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~ Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience
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Healing Quotes 471
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“Instead of protesting and cursing others because they write “X-Mas” instead of “Christmas”; try being Christmas. Live Christmas. Breathe Christmas. Act Christmas. Speak Christmas. Reflect Christmas. Listen and feel Christmas.
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Christ doesn’t care how you write Christmas; he cares how you live Christmas all year long.”
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~ Sandra Chami Kassis
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Healing Quotes 649
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“Advent creates people, new people.”
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~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer, God Is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas
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Healing Quotes 650
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“From the baking aisle to the post office line to the wrapping paper bin in the attic, women populate every dark corner of Christmas. Who got up at 4 a.m. to put the ham in the oven? A woman. . . . Who sent the Christmas card describing her eighteen-year-old son’s incarceration as ‘a short break before college?’ A woman. Who remembered to include batteries at the bottom of each stocking? A woman. And who gets credit for pulling it all off? Santa.That’s right. A man.”
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~ Rachel Held Evans, A Year of Biblical Womanhood
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Healing Quotes 651
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“If you feel something calling you to dance or write or paint or sing, please refuse to worry about whether you’re good enough . Just do it. Be generous. Offer a gift to the world no one else can offer : yourself.”
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~ Glennon Doyle Melton
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Healing Quotes 652
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“There is something about Christmas that requires a rug rat. Little kids make Christmas fun. I wonder if could rent one for the holidays. When I was tiny we would by a real tree and stay up late drinking hot chocolate and finding just the right place for the special decorations.”
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~ Eugene H. Peterson, Holy Luck
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Healing Quotes 653
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“It is now, at Advent, that I am given the chance to suspend all expectation…and instead to revel in the mystery.”
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~ Jerusalem Jackson Greer, A Homemade Year: The Blessings of Cooking, Crafting, and Coming Together
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Healing Quotes 654
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“Christmas is the time to let your heart do the thinking.”
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~ Patricia Clafford
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Healing Quotes 655
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“Christmas seems to say that paradise lost and longed for does not have to be paradise given up on.”
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~ Craig D. Lounsbrough
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Healing Quotes 656
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“Christmas is sights, especially the sights of Christmas reflected in the eyes of a child.”
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~ William Saroyan
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Healing Quotes 657
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“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.”
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~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
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Healing Quotes 658
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“No matter where she went, God was her family. He was her hope.”
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~ Tricia Goyer, A Christmas Gift for Rose
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Healing Quotes 659
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“I find it inspiring to actively choose which traditions to celebrate and also come up with new ideas for traditions of my own.”
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~ Sara Sheridan
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Healing Quotes 660
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“If December is a journey toward Christmas, you can decide which roads to take and who your traveling companions will be on that trip.”
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~ Rev. Emily C. Heath, Another Road to Bethlehem
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Healing Quotes 661
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“Van Gogh on Christmas:
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And now we’re slowly heading towards winter, and many dread it, but Christmas is wonderful, it’s like the moss on the roofs and like the pine and the holly and the ivy in the snow.
Isleworth, 10 November 1876”
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~ Liesbeth Heenk, The 1-Hour van Gogh Book – How to look at Van Goghs
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Healing Quotes 662
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“Gonna put a selfie on top of the Christmas tree because I am the star.”
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~ Unknown
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Healing Quotes 663
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“Christmas day is a day of joy and charity. May God make you very rich in both.”
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~ Phillips Brooks
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Healing Quotes 664
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“Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don’t quite know how to put our love into words.”
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~ Harlan Miller
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Healing Quotes 665
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“So here comes Gabriel again, and what he says is “Good tidings of great joy … for all people.” … That’s why the shepherds are first: they represent all the nameless, all the working stiffs, the great wheeling population of the whole world.”
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~ Walter Wangerin Jr., Preparing for Jesus
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Healing Quotes 666
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“For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home.”
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~ W. J. Tucker
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Healing Quotes 667
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“I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day. We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year. As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year. And thus I drift along into the holidays–let them overtake me unexpectedly–waking up some fine morning and suddenly saying to myself: “Why this is Christmas Day!”
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~ David Grayson, Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.
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Healing Quotes 668
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“You chose the lowly, the outcasts, and the poor to receive the greatest news the world had ever known.
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Karen L. Oberst, Light Came at Christmas: Services for the Advent Wreath
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Healing Quotes 669
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“Christmas is not just a day, an event to be observed and speedily forgotten. It is a spirit which should permeate every part of our lives.”
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~ William Parks, Missions
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Healing Quotes 670
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“Christmas day is a day of joy and charity. May God make you very rich in both.”
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~ Phillips Brooks
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Healing Quotes 671
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“They err who thinks Santa Claus comes down through the chimney; he really enters through the heart.”
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~ Mrs. Paul M. Ell
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Healing Quotes 672
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“Christmas is the time for looking ahead courageously through the gates of the swiftly approaching new year … of resolving that the coming months will reflect a kinder, more forgiving and less heedless person than mirrored in the past.”
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~ Ellen V. Morgan, Christmas is the Time
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Healing Quotes 673
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“Christmas is our annual reminder to look up—pondering celestial stars, to look out—serving those in need, and to look down—glorifying our Lord in humble prayer.”
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~ Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year
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Healing Quotes 674
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“Best of all, Christmas means a spirit of love, a time when the love of God and the love of our fellow men should prevail over all hatred and bitterness, a time when our thoughts and deeds and the spirit of our lives manifest the presence of God.”
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~ George F. McDougall
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Healing Quotes 675
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“The time draws near the birth of Christ: The moon is hid;the night is still; the Christmas bells from hill to hill answer each other in the mist.”
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~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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Healing Quotes 676
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“Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart…filled it, too, with melody that would last forever.”
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~ Bess Streeter Aldrich
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Healing Quotes 677
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“Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe. But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes- goodwill among men and peace on earth.”
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~ Albert Einstein
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Healing Quotes 678
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“The rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting.”
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~ Louisa May Alcott
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Healing Quotes 679
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“Christmas–that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance.”
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~ Augusta E. Rundell

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