Christmas Affirmations

Thought for Today:

“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.”
~Laura Ingalls Wilder

christmas-2971961_1280In the hustle and bustle that accompanies this time of the year, may you stop, breathe deeply, and ingest the spirit of the season. This is a season when light fills hearts and we recall that there is meaning and purpose in our lives. We experience the importance of the interior journey and how it connects us to and transforms the world around us.

We remember that giving, without expectation, is the doorway to receiving beyond expectation. Mostly, though, we remember that hope conquers every doubt, illuminates every shadow, and heals every wound, if you are willing to let it work through you.

Today a few affirmations to help you see the Christmas season with new eyes and new hearts.

  1. Today I spread the light of Christmas everywhere I go!
  2. I allow the joy of this season to fill my heart and propel me into a prosperous new year!
  3. Christmas is MY day! I plan to enjoy all it has to offer!
  4. I love peace on Earth and goodwill toward men and I practice it all year long!
  5. This year I’m focused on what Christmas means to me rather than what it means to the world.
  6. This year I refuse to allow guilt to ruin my Christmas experience!
  7. When I make Christmas about sharing rather than getting, I always feel better.
  8. Breathing in, I feel the love of Christmas. Breathing out, I embody the love of Christmas.
  9. This year I am absolutely committed to restoring the true meaning of Christmas in my life!
  10. The energy of Christmas is game-changing when I allow it to spread throughout my life.
  11. Today I feel the joy of the season. Today I feel the peace of the season. Today I feel the love of the season.
  12. Today I am breathing in the light and love of the season and sharing it with everyone I meet!
  13. I love the holiday season because the long lines teach me patience.
  14. Christmas is my chance to activate the power of giving in my life.
  15. My mind is filled with hope. My heart is filled with joy. It’s Christmastime and anything is possible!
  16. Christmas is a new beginning and I am making the most of it!
  17. Breathing in, I experience the power of Christmas. Breathing out, I share the power of Christmas.
  18. Today the sights and sounds and smells of the season fill me with joy!

Stay inspired! Great things are on the way to you right now!

Ray

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18 Christmas Affirmations

Thought for Today:

“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.”
~Laura Ingalls Wilder

christmas-2971961_1280In the hustle and bustle that accompanies this time of the year, may you stop, breathe deeply, and ingest the spirit of the season. This is a season when light fills hearts and we recall that there is meaning and purpose in our lives. We experience the importance of the interior journey and how it connects us to and transforms the world around us.

We remember that giving, without expectation, is the doorway to receiving beyond expectation. Mostly, though, we remember that hope conquers every doubt, illuminates every shadow, and heals every wound, if you are willing to let it work through you.

Today a few affirmations to help you see the Christmas season with new eyes and new hearts.

  1. Today I spread the light of Christmas everywhere I go!
  2. I allow the joy of this season to fill my heart and propel me into a prosperous new year!
  3. Christmas is MY day! I plan to enjoy all it has to offer!
  4. I love peace on Earth and goodwill toward men and I practice it all year long!
  5. This year I’m focused on what Christmas means to me rather than what it means to the world.
  6. This year I refuse to allow guilt to ruin my Christmas experience!
  7. When I make Christmas about sharing rather than getting, I always feel better.
  8. Breathing in, I feel the love of Christmas. Breathing out, I embody the love of Christmas.
  9. This year I am absolutely committed to restoring the true meaning of Christmas in my life!
  10. The energy of Christmas is game-changing when I allow it to spread throughout my life.
  11. Today I feel the joy of the season. Today I feel the peace of the season. Today I feel the love of the season.
  12. Today I am breathing in the light and love of the season and sharing it with everyone I meet!
  13. I love the holiday season because the long lines teach me patience.
  14. Christmas is my chance to activate the power of giving in my life.
  15. My mind is filled with hope. My heart is filled with joy. It’s Christmastime and anything is possible!
  16. Christmas is a new beginning and I am making the most of it!
  17. Breathing in, I experience the power of Christmas. Breathing out, I share the power of Christmas.
  18. Today the sights and sounds and smells of the season fill me with joy!

Stay inspired!

Stay inspired! Great things are on the way to you right now!

Ray

Ray Davis is the Founder of The Affirmation Spot. He’s authored two books – The Power to Be You: 417 Daily Thoughts and Affirmations for Personal Empowerment and Affirmations and Anunnaki Awakening.

Merry Christmas in 25 Languages – The Affirmation Spot for Christmas Day 2008

Today’s Christmas Affirmations:

“God’s love flows through my entire being each and every moment all day long.”

“This year I am restoring the true meaning of Christmas to my life.”

“I believe wholeheartedly that I am part of the solution in my life and in my world.”
(Click an affirmation to hear it or get the mp3 version for your music player)

globe_culturesChristmas may very well be the most widely celebrated holiday on the planet.

Even many cultures where Christmas is not a religious holiday, its significance and importance are recognized.

It is a holiday that celebrates hope, possibility, and warmth of heart. These are universal human longings.

I thought it would be fun to show you how people in every corner of our planet wish others “Merry Christmas”.

Here’s wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas from The Affirmation Spot.

25 Ways to Say “Merry Christmas”

  1. Arabic -miilaad majiid
  2. Bulgarian – весела коледа (vesela koleda)
  3. Chinese -圣诞快乐 (shèng dàn kuài lè)
  4. Czech – veselé Vánoce
  5. Dutch – Vrolijke Kerstmis
  6. French -Joyeux Noël
  7. German -Frohe Weihnachten
  8. Greek – Χαρούμενα Χριστούγεννα
  9. Hawaiian -mele Kalikimaka
  10. Hebrew – christmas sameakh
  11. Hindi – क्रिसमस मुबारक (Krismas ki subhkamna)
  12. Hungarian – boldog Karácsonyt
  13. Indonesian – selamat Natal
  14. Irish Gaelic – Nollaig shona
  15. Italian -Buon Natale
  16. Japanese – メリークリスマス (meri kurisumasu)
  17. Korean -즐거운 성탄 (seun-tan chu-ka-hae-yo)
  18. Persian – krissmas khojaste
  19. Polish – Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia
  20. Portuguese – Feliz Natal
  21. Russian – С Рождеством Христовым (S rojdestvom Kristovom)
  22. Spanish – Feliz Navidad
  23. Swahili – Krismasi Njema
  24. Swedish – god jul
  25. Turkish – Noeliniz kutlu olsun

Where ever you are whoever you are – Merry Christmas to you. And may the meaning and spirit of this day, translate into our global interactions with each other in the coming year. We share a common destiny and we are all creating it – individually and collectively – each and every day.

Stay inspired!

Ray

Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus – The Affirmation Spot for Christmas Eve 2008

Today’s Christmas Affirmations:

“Faith. I have the faith of a mustard seed. I command the mountains in my life into the sea and they obey.”

“This year I am restoring the true meaning of Christmas to my life.”

“I am building momentum for love in my life.”
(Click an affirmation to hear it or get the mp3 version for your music player)


santa.gif Is there a Santa Claus? This headline appeared in the September 21, 1897 editorial page of the New York Sun. The question was posed by eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon. Her letter to the editor reads as follows:

“Dear Editor: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, ‘If you see it in The Sun, it’s so.’ Please tell me the truth: Is there a Santa Claus?”

~ Virgina O’Hanlon
115 West Ninety-Fifth Street

New York Sun editor Francis Pharcellus Church responded to Virginia’s letter with this now famous editorial.

Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men’s or children’s, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowlege.

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas how dreary would be the world if there was no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if their were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The external light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.

Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies. You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if you did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that’s no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.

You tear apart the baby’s rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived could tear apart. Only faith, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.

No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives and lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay 10 times 10,000 years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.

110 years later we live in a world infinitely more skeptical than the one Church decried. Many view Santa as just another marketing device to feed our consumerist frenzy. He is real only in as far as he serves the bottom line and provides a small slice of innocence to an ever shrinking childhood.

In our world, one where knowledge is controlled by economists and scientists; if you cannot weigh something, measure it, or define it in objective terms, it’s not real. Santa doesn’t fit into this worldview. He cannot be observed or tested in a lab. Therefore, the reasoning goes, he is not real.

Santa represents one thing – The Possible. He cannot be conclusively proved. Neither can your dreams, determination, hope, compassion, or most of the other things that make life worth living. You cannot measure a dream or weigh determination or define hope. These concepts are not susceptible to the scientific method or measurable on a profit and loss statement. And, yet, can you deny their reality?

They, like Santa, are only observable indirectly by their effects on the world. What would the world be without dreams, determination, hope, or compassion? It would be devoid of The Possible the same as if there was no Santa. Even as adults, we must continue to believe in The Possible or risk being stuck in what is; unable to move forward.

So, Virginia, is there a Santa? Yes, there is, but those looking for Santa in chimneys will never find him. He lives only in the hearts of determined, hopeful, compassionate dreamers willing to suspend disbelief long enough see what is possible.

Believe!

Ray