Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.
May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.
Love is always bestowed as a gift - freely, willingly and without expectation. We don't love to be loved; we love to love.
I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
Buy a gift for a dog, and you'll be amazed at the way it will dance and swerve its tail, but if don't have anything to offer to it, it won't even recognize your arrival; such are the attributes of fake friends.
A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect.
What you are is God's gift to you, what you become is your gift to God.
Every problem is a gift - without problems we would not grow.
If you're waiting until you feel talented enough to make it, you'll never make it.
There are souls in this world who have the gift of finding joy everywhere, and leaving it behind them when they go.
If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself.
Whoever will be free must make himself free. Freedom is no fairy gift to fall into a man's lap. What is freedom? To have the will to be responsible for one's self.
God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.
There's no need to curse God if you're an ugly duckling. He chooses those strong enough to endure it so that they can guide others who've felt the same.
Greatness comes from the inside and once you believe you have it, it's yours to share with the world.
Gift better than Himself God doth not know, Gift better than God no man can see; This gift doth here the giver given bestow Gift to this gift let each receiver be; God is my gift, Himself He freely gave me, God's gift am I, and none but God shall have me.
One of the greatest gifts from God is the eternal perspective. It is a level of fearlessness, a level of understanding where one can experience even emotional harmony with God.
The best gift God gave is family.
One of the things that vexes me to the point of near insanity is understanding the message of Christmas and realizing the potency of this message to transform the worst of our lives so that we can become the best of our ourselves, to shift the momentum of entire cultures so that the world is brilliantly enriched by each instead of destroyed by all, and to handily touch the hem of history itself so that history is changed in the touching. And while all of these are ours for the taking, I continue to watch the mindless hoards trudge past these things in order to embrace everything that is not the ‘everything’ of these gifts. And so I pray that God would grant them a heart ready to be captured by the ‘everything’ of Christmas.