A Quote by Kent Nerburn on giving, magic of giving, and gifts

Giving is a generative act.  When you give of yourself something new comes in to being.  Two people, who moments before were trapped in separate worlds of private cares, suddenly meet each other over a simple act of sharing; warmth, even joy is created.  The world expands, a bit of goodness is brought forth, and a small miracle occurs.  You must never underestimate this miracle.  Too many good people think they have to become Mother Teresa or Albert Schweetzer, or even Santa Claus, and perform great acts if they are to be givers.  They don't see the simple openings of the heart that can be practiced anywhere with almost anyone.

Kent Nerburn

Source: Letters to My Son: A Father's Wisdom on Manhood, Life, and Love, Pages: 48

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A Quote by Robert Fulghum on expectations, needs, love, gifts, and holidays

How will you know someone really loves if they only meet your expectations and not your needs

Robert Fulghum (1937 -)

Source: Maybe (Maybe Not) (Maybe Not : Second Thoughts from a Secret Life), Pages: 68

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A Quote by Anne Morrow Lindbergh on gift from the sea, gift, gifts, sea, patience, faith, and beach

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith. Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach -- waiting for a gift from the sea.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Source: Gift from the Sea: 50th Anniversary Edition, Pages: 17

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A Quote by unknown on gifts and god


What we are is God's gift to us; What we become is our gift to God.


Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Henry Ford on gifts, honor, life, success, and talent

Always demanding the best of oneself, living with honor, devoting one's talents and gifts to the benefits of others - these are the measures of success that endure when material things have passed away.

Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

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A Quote by Daniel Goleman on authors, emotion, gifts, happiness, intelligence, life, practicality, psychology, and seriousness

"At last, psychology gets serious about glee, fun, and happiness. Martin Seligman has given us a gift--a practical map for the perennial quest for a flourishing life."

~ Daniel Goleman, author of "Emotional Intelligence," commenting on "Authentic Happiness" by Martin Seligman

Daniel Goleman

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on gifts, learning, and world

Nothing in this world is a gift. Whatever must be learned must be learned the hard way.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge

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A Quote by Brian Tracy on acceptance, gifts, and love

The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.

Brian Tracy

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A Quote by Les Brown on belief, cruelty, difficulty, gifts, journeys, life, and talent

I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes incredibly cruel, but we are well equipped for it if only we tap into our talents and gifts and allow them to blossom.

Les Brown

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A Quote by Les Brown on determination, gifts, and goals

If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.

Les Brown

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