Writer’s Quote Wednesday – The Spirit of Christmas

2 Dec



Hello everyone! Welcome. 😀 Colleen Chesebro is a writer, poet, and book reviewer. She hosts an inspiring event every Wednesday on her blog, Silver Threading, called Writer’s Quote Wednesday. Anyone can participate by choosing a quote by a favorite writer and posting it on your blog. Check out her weekly wrap-up every Tuesday and be inspired by all the quotes.

Ronovan, from Ronovan Writes and Colleen have joined forces! He has been linking his #BeWoW blog share (Be Wonderful on Wednesday) now to include: Be Writing on Wednesday. If you would like to combine both posts feel free to do so and link them to Colleen’s post. She will make sure and add you to the quote wrap-up she does each Tuesday. Please make sure and check out Ron’s blog for more writing inspiration and motivation!


This year, since we have 5 Wednesdays in December, let’s celebrate each Writer’s Quote Wednesday week by finding quotes from authors about Christmas.

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I love the Christmas holiday because of the way it makes me feel. Most people around me seem to be more charitable, patient, tolerant, and empathetic during this time of year. There’s a spirit of generosity and goodwill in the air. There are twinkly lights and colorful decorations everywhere you look. That part of you that sings, laughs out loud, makes you smile for no reason, giggle at the silliest things, and allows you take things in stride––comes alive. Suddenly, you don’t sweat the small stuff and you look forward to tomorrow with hope. I wish the spirit of Christmas could linger all year long.

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Christmas in Miami 😉

43 Responses to “Writer’s Quote Wednesday – The Spirit of Christmas”

  1. Cassie December 2, 2015 at 11:09 am #

    Great quote! Yes it would be great if the spirit could last all year long, we’d certainly be closer to world peace that way.

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  2. stacilys December 2, 2015 at 11:55 am #

    Ohhhhhhh, I love Christmas too Vashti.
    So sorry I’ve been absent. I was quite sick.
    Hope you’ve been well.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega December 2, 2015 at 12:57 pm #

      Hi Staci! I’m so sorry to hear that you were sick. I hope you’re all better now. Could you believe Christmas is only three weeks away? ❤

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      • stacilys December 3, 2015 at 7:34 am #

        Wow! Only three weeks. Where does the time go? I think it’s a great idea to do your Wednesday quotes as Christmas ones. I’ll be looking for them. 😉


      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega December 4, 2015 at 1:01 am #

        Aw, thank you. I’m happy you like the idea. I’m glad you’re feeling better too.

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      • stacilys December 7, 2015 at 10:34 am #

        🙂 ❤

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  3. 1stpeaksteve December 2, 2015 at 12:23 pm #

    Thanksgiving for me really got me thinking about how fortunate I am. Well, a trip to Brazil did really…Even if you are reading this from a public computer in a library you are fortunate. It may not feel that way but one is.

    I like your photos Vashti! With the theme parks huddled to our west and O.I.A. to our south…we are not that tranquil here in Orlando during the holidays! Ha ha!

    Enjoy your week!

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega December 2, 2015 at 1:01 pm #

      Hi Steve! I’m so happy you enjoyed Thanksgiving and your trip to Brazil! Orlando is a magical place. I love it! You’re right we are blessed. 😀 Enjoy your week as well. Thank you!


  4. Olga December 2, 2015 at 1:32 pm #

    Love the last part of this quote–to “become more interested in people than in things.” This is truly what the season is about. I see Santa’s enjoying the warm weather. Ha ha! Lovely post.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega December 2, 2015 at 2:46 pm #

      I love that part of the quote too. You’re right, that’s exactly what the season is about. Thank you! ❤

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  5. edwinasepisodes December 2, 2015 at 1:44 pm #

    Lovely post Vashti. I wish we could keep the spirit of Christmas going all year round too. I loved those photos as well, so pretty 🙂

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  6. Silver Threading December 2, 2015 at 5:18 pm #

    Vashti, thank you so much for your fabulous quote by Thomas Monson. I was so excited that you chose a Christmas quote too. 😀 I do love how everyone is much nicer during the holiday season. It should be Christmas every month! Happy December! ❤

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  7. Sunni Morris December 2, 2015 at 11:07 pm #

    That would be nice if the spirit of the holidays could last all year long. Christmas is nice, of course, with all the twinkling lights and colors everywhere. But Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday because everyone, or most people, actually stops from the frenzy of life to give thanks for all of our blessings. We need to do this all year long in my opinion.

    Blessings to you, Vashti, and thanks for the wonderful quote and great pictures.


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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega December 3, 2015 at 11:19 pm #

      Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday as well. I love the idea of giving thanks for what we have instead of the constant gripping about the things we want. I don’t like that they’re starting ‘Black Friday’ earlier every year. This year the ‘Black Friday’ sales and chaos began on Thanksgiving day (at least in south Florida). It’s like they’re telling people, ‘Forget about getting together with family and go shopping’! That’s sad.
      Thank you so much Sunni! Blessing to you too. 🙂 ❤


      • Sunni Morris December 7, 2015 at 11:56 pm #

        Unfortunately Black Friday starts at a lot of places now on Thanksgiving day. It won’t be long and it’ll be starting the Friday before Thanksgiving day. Wait and see. It’s all about the money.

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega December 9, 2015 at 1:50 am #

        Oh I believe it. 😦


  8. davidprosser December 3, 2015 at 2:01 am #

    Someone must tell Santa to get out of that hammock and back to work. Just 3 weeks to go now.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

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  9. olganm December 3, 2015 at 9:20 am #

    Well, not a fan of Christmas here but nice quote. 🙂

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega December 3, 2015 at 11:24 pm #

      Aww. 😦 I know that Christmas has become so commercialized. So many people feel pressured into spending money they don’t have and some get very depressed when they can’t afford to buy things for their loved ones. That makes me very sad. I’ve felt that pressure too but I’ve learned through the years not to let it get to me.


  10. dgkaye December 3, 2015 at 7:55 pm #

    Lovely post Vashti. Time to spread the spirit of Christmas around. 🙂

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  11. Karen G December 6, 2015 at 12:22 pm #

    That is a wonderful quote from Mr. Monson. Thanks for sharing at Let’s Get Real Link Up


  12. Meredith December 6, 2015 at 12:44 pm #

    It all starts with you & me!

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  13. Marje @ Kyrosmagica December 8, 2015 at 2:51 pm #

    Wonderful sentiments – the world would be a much happier place if we all could share them, not just for Christmas but throughout the whole year…


  14. Gaye @CalmHealthySexyg December 8, 2015 at 10:28 pm #

    Hi Vashti – Thanks so much for the encouragement to embrace the spirit of Christmas. I am trying to be very intentional about sharing it with people I interact with every day. Thanks so much for sharing with the Let’s Get Real party.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega December 9, 2015 at 12:25 am #

      Hi Gaye! You’re one of the reasons why this season is so wonderful. Thank you for spreading the Christmas spirit. ❤


  15. dorne whale December 9, 2015 at 7:13 am #

    A great quote. We make the effort at Christmas why can’t we do it all year round? Thanks for sharing. x

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  16. Julie December 11, 2015 at 1:49 pm #

    What a nice quote!!
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega December 13, 2015 at 4:44 pm #

      It is a great quote––I love it. Thank you for visiting Julie and it’s always a pleasure to link up with you and Jess! 🙂


  17. JESS44903 December 13, 2015 at 4:14 pm #

    This us SUCH a great post!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    Liked by 1 person


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