GRATEFUL HEART....CHRISTMAS QUOTES


Last Monday, I did a post on gift ideas and in it I mentioned that I would much rather give than receive. Not just physical gifts but gifts from the heart as well, doing little things for people like opening doors, taking trays of goodies to neighbors and friends, putting a little extra in the red kettle, getting the bill for the person in line behind me at Starbucks, talking with an older lady in the store just because she wants to have someone to chitchat with. I'm a blessed girl in the sense that I have parents who instilled in me a grateful heart! It saddens me to see so much entitlement in the eyes, mouths and auctions of people today! It makes me miss the days of old when things were much more simple and extending a grateful heart so much more commonplace.

It is during the season that I hope people will gather together and pay extra attention to the gratefulness in each other's hearts! There is a lady I am extremely blessed to know. Her name is Sister Nora Frost and she's the person that inspired this post. What a gift she is to all you know her. I work for a large company and she is our beautiful Chaplain. It was when she was an opera singer in Germany years ago that she decided to devote her life to the Lutheran Evangelical church and become a Chaplain. She is literally one of the sweetest, most compassionate, most giving people I know. She wears her grateful heart on her sleeve and I have often said if I would die today, it is this woman who I want to conduct my funeral. Yes, I said that, lol.  She is funny, she was gracious, she passes out candy, but most of all, it is her love of our Lord that is so truly inspiring. 



She gave Christmas cards to departments this year and inside them was a beautiful list of quotes and thoughts compiled by Sister Nora and I thought I would share those and some of mine with you. A little reminder on a Monday how love and faithfulness are abound this season and every day of the year!!









This last one is the one I have most difficult with especially forgiveness for enemies and trying to find tolerance for those who think they are better or have such condescending attitudes. This shall be something I will strive to be better at.


May your Monday be Marvelous, you're heart overflow with gratitude and joy and may the love and positivity that surrounds you, be a light that makes this world a little brighter!! 
What a Merry Week this shall be!!
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xoxo


34 comments:

  1. You are probably one of the sweetest souls that I've ever met...even though we've never met :) I love all of these quotes - especially about the tree...so true how kids see things!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. Andrea, i LOVED this post. What an amazing thing to read to start off this blessed Christmas week! Having a grateful heart is my biggest blessing in life. I hope you abs your family have a beautiful, amazing Christmas week my sweet angel! XO -Kim

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  3. What a great message and even better post. Such a wonderful reminder about what this season is all about! Have a wonderful week and even better Christmas!
    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  4. Thank you so much for sharing these quotes! As Biana said, you really are such a sweet soul! This is definitely the time of giving, whether it be sharing a smile with someone who seems to be having a hard day, or giving a little more! Merry Christmas!

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  5. Such a great message for this time of year and just in general! This post made my heart smile--you are too sweet! Hope you're enjoying your Monday!!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  6. Loving all of these beautiful quotes, perfect pick me up for this Monday morning. You spread so much love and joy to those around you and to us here in blogland. Happy Christmas week <3

    Green Fashionista

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  7. Great quotes to start the week with! xoxoxoxo Amanda

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  8. Ahhhh I love this so much!!!! So perfect for the holidays! You put me in the holiday spirit!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.spot.com

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  9. Beautiful quotes to really capture the spirit of the season...a great reminder for the start of Christmas week!!

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  10. So beautiful! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. :)
    Jaymie
    www.jaymieashcraft.com

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  11. So important to focus on these things - especially during this busy season. I love how you embody this giving attitude. My husband was amazed that you sent Ariana the boots. Thank you so much for thinking of us!

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  12. Aw these are great!! I love fun quotes. Thank you so much for sharing!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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  13. These are all such beautiful quotes, and I think it's so important to be reminded of the things that truly matter this time of year. I definitely find myself getting caught up in the material things, but I have to take a step back and remember what it's really all about.
    Beautiful post!

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  14. So many beautiful messages in here and definitely important to remember this time of year!!

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  15. Such a sweet post! Sister Frost sounds like an amazing person, and I couldn't agree with you more: Being grateful is so important! Life and family is such a blessing!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.net

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  16. I absolutely love these! Especially the last one. Every time I read your blog, or you comments on mine, I can't help but think that you are one of the sweetest people ever! I hope that you have an amazing Monday.

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  17. These are all so beautiful. One of my favorites is "It's not how big the house is, it's how happy the home is". Wishing your home is filled with lots of love and family in the coming days. Merry Christmas, Andrea! -xo

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  18. Love you, girl! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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  19. She sounds like an amazing lady! i love the quotes.

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  20. definitely a post that needs to be read this time of the year! it's so easy to lose sight on what the season is all about. great post. made my heart happy.

    if you get the chance i'd love for you to check out my blog! have a merry Christmas! :)
    love, rach.
    So, hi.

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  21. I love reading these quotes! My favorite is the last one! This is a good reminder about what the focus of the season should be!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  22. What an amazing lady! And such beautiful quotes, Andrea. Hope you Monday is wonderful!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  23. Love all of these and you have such a beautiful soul! You are constantly spreading your kindness to others around you and anyone who knows you is very blessed. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas with your family!

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  24. Sounds like one amazing lady!!! I love each and every one of these quotes and is such a great reminder as we enter the week of Christmas!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  25. I love all of these inspiring quotes! Lovely post, Andrea!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

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  26. Andrea, you are a truly a beautiful person. You make the world a better place by being so kind and generous towards others. I also spent my entire school career in Catholic school too so the Sisters have a special place in my heart. :-) I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!!

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  27. Beautiful quotes! Such a lovely reminder of what the season is all about :)

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  28. Each quote warms my heart! You chose some goodies. Merry Christmas!

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  29. Andrea, how beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing Sister Nora and these perfect quotes with us. You made my heart smile today!

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  30. What a great and grateful post. The second from the bottom is my most favorite. Merry Christmas Andrea!

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  31. Laurie S22.12.15

    Hi Andrea - Found your via Momfessionals link up. What a lovely post and great quotes to get my brain cells and heart churning. Have a very blessed Christmas andNew Year!!

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  32. I love this post! Such beautiful quotes, and you are right... giving is so much more fun than receiving!!

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  33. These are really nice quotes. I like giving better than receiving too. I always try to give through the year anyway. You never really know what people are going through.

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  34. These are really nice christmas quotes that can be shared with friends and family on this christmas 2017 which is approaching in few days.

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