Holiday Quotes to Get You in the Spirit

December holidays are plentiful and different and yet… they each offer more than shopping, and gift getting, and partying. No matter which day you celebrate, here are some holiday quotes to get you in the spirit.

Happy Bodhi Day

A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.

Buddha

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Buddha

Happy Kwanzaa

Happy Kwanzaa image with packages and Kwanzaa candles

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

African Proverb

Happy Hanukkah

image of Hanukkah candles

“To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle, every cubic inch of space is a miracle.” – Walt Whitman

 “At this time of year, when the sun is most hidden, the holiday of Hanukkah celebrates the rays of hope and light. Often, it is through simple and unrecognized miracles that we are able to feel the warmth of hope and light.”~ Rafael Goldstein

“A candle is a small thing. But one candle can light another. And see how its own light increases, as a candle gives its flame to the other. You are such a light.” — Moshe Davis

Merry Christmas

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Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. Calvin Coolidge

Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone. Charles M. Schulz

Christmas, my child, is love in action. Dale Evans

The true Christmas spirit is putting others’ happiness before our own, and finding you’ve never known such happiness. Toni Sorenson

Happy Winter Solstice

image of Stonehenge the the rising sun visible between two stones.

On the shortest day and the longest night may your light shine bright.

Unknown

Isn’t it Amazing?

The spirit of the holidays are close to the same. 

The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart; The secret anniversaries of the heart.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.

Martin Luther King

Like MLK, I believe that truth and love will have the final word. 

I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.

Harlan Miller

How different the world might be if we all opened up a jar of holiday spirit once a month. Holiday quotes will only get you in the spirit if you allow yourself to feel. Feel the truth of the words. Feel love and compassion. And spread it around. Still having difficulty getting into the spirit? Maybe you need to read Alone for the Holidays or Treat Your Holiday Stress with Laughter.

So celebrate the holiday of your choice or your faith. Share the feeling of peace, love, and compassion. Do you have holiday quotes to get you in the spirit? Please share in the comments below. 

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